Relationships are one of the biggest challenges we face throughout our lifetime. The typical couple has one partner who is the strong one and the other partner who is the weak one. This sets us up for a union that is light on pure joy and true love and heavy on criticism, defensiveness, and dead-end arguments. This isn’t the way we were meant to be with each other, though. We can change it if we are willing to look at new ways of handling old issues.