In healthy marriages, major disagreements get resolved over time, don’t they?

A husband and wife may disagree and argue about everything and anything, but what successful couples do is fight and argue cleanly. Moreover, many successful couples fight, argue and disagree about things that are impossible to resolve. However, successful couples have internalized limits -- protocols and rules of engagement. Arguments past are not ammunition for disagreements present. They do not make attacks on one another as people. They do not gunnysack their anger. Their arguments may even be creative in that they wrestle with problems in search of a solution, not a victory of one over the other.

Of course, successful couples communicate without fighting because in time they tend to mellow, which makes a difference in the way they argue. Sometimes couples agree to disagree, and then let it go at that.