Sex & the Single Woman: Sign of Growth

My roommate believes that a sign of growth in a relationship is when a couple learns how to argue. She cites her own relationship as an example, reflecting on how she and her boyfriend used to yell at each other and then hang up the phone. Now they are much better at talking things out, and their relationship grows stronger because of this.

How do you get to that point? Do you need to have some all out screaming matches before you can quietly resolve your differences? Or do some couples naturally handle things on a more mature level from the start?

Regardless of how a couple learns to fight, I think it is extremely important. It shows that both partners are willing to invest in the relationship, and that, to me, is a sign of only good things to come.