And yes, there were times they disagreed. On occasion, they were both capable of being unreasonable and even cruel, but such times were rare and any arguments they had were about inconsequential maters. The really important problems in their lives they faced with level heads and determination to solve them.
Confronted with the dilemma of her mother’s mental imbalance, they struggled but found a solution that, though not perfect, was acceptable to all concerned. When their children failed to live up to their expectations, they could disagree about strategy without being disagreeable with one another. When they had different hopes and desires for their life together, they were able to minimize those differences and eventually reach workable compromises.
They were passionate about their marriage, and they were willing to do the work necessary to keep it healthy.