Love Letter: Can Arguing With Your Partner Be a Good Thing?

And: A union built on giving back.,

And: A union built on giving back.

Disagreements between partners are unavoidable, and many believe that they are a normal, healthy part of any relationship.

Nicole Walker, the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay, shares why she doesn’t mind bickering with her husband about everything from global warming to whose turn it is to feed the baby, and how the arguments help them both maintain their individual narratives.

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