“All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.
Esther "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer (July 4, 1918 - June 22, 2002) and Ruth Crowley were the main writers behind the public image of advice columnist Ann Landers and the syndicated advice column, of the same name. For about 45 years, the column was a regular feature in many newspapers across North America. People would write her letters to seek her advice concerning their personal problems, and she would publish her advice in her columns. Her writing style was direct, and often critical