I read an interesting article recently regarding the games we play in life. Particularly the game of love. The writer, a lady probably in her 20s, asked why lovers like to play this type of games. Instead of a doubles pairing who should be returning every obstacles that come their way, they (I presume she and her husband/boyfriend) are playing a singles match with each other. They throw tantrums & abuses at each other, ending up with both sides hurt and injured.
I thought the description was pretty good but her viewpoint was slightly flawed. Singles matches (quarrels or fights in this context) are essential for couples. The practise session will come in handy when a real test appears and the couple must fight together. It also add sparks to a relationship without real drama. It's all a matter of knowing where to draw the line between pull out of a tackle and taking out your training partner.
Yes yes... when its comes to relationships our emotions can overcome our rationale and we may hurt our partners. I'm sure soccer players take their teammates out from time to time during training sessions. At the end of the day its important to know that everyone is in the same team.
Now who's going to give me a pre-match massage?