Part of me wants to quarrel with Jeff Brown's statement. There is a younger part of me that wants to hold onto the fantasy that great relationships are easy and always in a state of flow. But in my experience, his words ring true. Great connections aren't conflict free. They come from being able to move through conflict and to repair. A series of moving from harmony, to struggle, repair and back to harmony. Moving forward in our growth together (but not always at the same time or pace).
Learning to let the dust settle and addressing a repeating conflict when both parties are in a better place is sage wisdom.