Compatibility hardly ever comes naturally to us. It is something which needs to be worked on, every day, throughout our life. Human beings cannot get along with each just by the virtue of being the same species. Every individual is unique, with their own qualities, fallacies, pet peeves, whims and fancies. Like any other familial association, marriage is no different. There are bound to be frictions and arguments. A successful marriage is not the one where no one fights, but where the relationship is valued more than ego. Nowadays, if a marriage isn’t working, things escalate far too quickly and we see divorce proceedings turn into a slugfest with each party trying to outdo the other in terms of defamation and levelling of charges, at times criminal. Taking a stand for your self doesn’t mean unnecessarily criticising the other partner and his/her faults and being intolerant of the other, desiring some kind of control and similarity. Media too has a role to play in further weakening the bonds between two people. With its imaginary portrayal of perfect relationships and misleading people to believe they are not getting what they rightfully deserve, media is another entity to be blamed.