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But it is more surprising that Isaac and Rivkah were so far apart. Especially if one considers that at first they were very close and really loved each other. But as time passed and their children grew up, they disagreed about how to bring up their children. They favored different sons and Yischak was too indulgent and spoilt his firstborn, as indeed many fathers do today. His wife, on the other hand, knew that the second son was a gentler better human being. Why didn’t they talk about the issues and try to reconcile their differences? Perhaps they did but failed. Either way, you can see how the best of marriages can fail if the partners do not communicate, explain themselves, and try to resolve their differences.
Some disagreements simply cannot and should not be reconciled. But most can, with a combination of love and honesty.