What if They Knew?

“A relationship starts to become real when it’s broken and begins to heal.”
This quote hangs in my office. A client entrenched in a troubled relationship recently took a picture of it and we began to talk.
The essence of that conversation can be distilled to the following point:
If only couples understood that moments of pain are ready to be mined for deep vulnerable connection. If only couples understood that just as they are about to throw in the towel, they can embark on a road to experiencing what they have always longed for.
If only I knew this before things got this bad.
Imagine if we were to teach a young couple this AT THE BEGINNING of their journey together.
Do you think they would listen?