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There are extreme fundamental differences between a man and a woman. Few people appreciate how extreme these differences are. A man's way of thinking and his emotional functioning is different than a woman's. They see the world in different ways, react differently to situations, and have different priorities and values. Without understanding what make each other tick, they are bound to make big mistakes without even understanding what they are doing wrong.
If people would realize the tremendous difference between the spiritual and mental make-up of men and of women, they would certainly seek a capable person that could teach them how to successfully live together.
Even great rabbis with vast knowledge in different branches of the Torah sometimes don't understand why they should need marital guidance, especially when those giving the guidance may be far less learned than they are in other areas of Torah knowledge.
- Rabbi Shalom Arush