Fighting and the role of narcissistic vulnerability.
While conflict and fighting are natural part of relationships they can be categorised into two general types, the good fight and the bad or dysfunctional fight. The former is one which ends in greater understanding, negotiated compromise and a realistic resolution. The latter is one that is engaged with continually without resolution as each partner feels wounded by the other’s rejecting cruel behaviour. Maggie Scarf in “Intimate Partners: Patterns in Love and Marriage” descr