Story here about the importance of suffering to a good relationship and a happy life.
Reminds me of something I read about Andrei Platanov recently:
"TORMENT is a key word for Platanov. Life, existence, being HERE is torment, anguish, albeit a creative, fruitful torment, a heroic anguish. Another key concept is "patience" or "endurance". One must live and be, one must endure. According to Platanov, one must not only endure grief, sorrow, need and other forms of unpleasantness. One must endure happiness, love and pleasure."
I could add a few things to Platanov's list.
One must endure people like the "artist" I just had a "conversation" with.
One must endure Chelsea Football Club.
One must endure Amazon.
One must endure independent bookshops (and booksellers) being such moaning arses!
Feel free to add to my list of things that make you suffer but make you stronger...