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The following is an excerpt from MEGAN ROBERTS and JIMMY RYALS | February 7, 2018 | Slate.com |

Every time we fight, we’re replaying an old argument that might be best represented by how long it took us to say “I love you” for the first time.

Every couple has one core fight that replays over and over again, in different disguises, over the course of their relationship. In this series, couples analyze the origin and mechanics of their One Fight.

Megan Roberts and Jimmy Ryals have been married for seven years and live in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, with their three children.

Jimmy Ryals: I like to move slowly and deliberately. You like to move quickly and decisively.

Megan Roberts: I’d say this dynamic can be traced back to our very first date. We met for coffee and I paid for mine before you could fish your wallet out of our pocket.

Jimmy: I was very clearly making a move for my wallet. But you had no patience. On our second date, you sped away the second I got out of your car at the end of the night. I was sure the speedy drive-off was a sign that I wouldn’t get a third date.

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