There is a great battle to be fought, a battle with ourselves. We tug at chains, pull at ropes, most of all tear at own inhibitions, our fears and our beliefs of old.
There is great strength in all of this. Strength of heart and mind and courage to allow yourself to be stripped bare, torn apart, even at your own hands.
There is also immense strength in the bond created when someone shares your battle, helps you fight the demons within and loves you for it after.