As a species we humans crave intimacy, we are social creatures, believing we are worthy of another humans love. But if you’re dating, married, or divorced, you know that it can be really challenging keeping a steady full of this intimacy. Especially if you and your lover share a fundamental difference of opinion on key topics like money, religion or core values. In the first few years of a relationship, it’s easy to overlook what appears to be minor differences. But as the newness of the relationship wears off, these minor details begin to appear as major issues full of unwanted stress. How does a relationship overcome these fundamental differences and find common ground that respects each individual?