What a pair of cranks you were! Picky, combative, aggro: If it weren't for fighting, you wouldn't have talked at all. OK, OK, that wasn't strictly true, but there was an awful lot of friction in your pairing.
You saw your lover as aggressive and too hair-trigger; your partner saw you as grandiose and yappy, like a little dog with a big bark. It's likely that when fights occurred, your partner wanted to just come up with an easy solution and then move on, while you wanted to belabor the point. All-night bitch sessions were your specialty, were they not? And storming off was your lover's, right? Neither one of you had any patience, and when you got started on one of your fighting jags, they were liable to last for days -- or weeks! But hey, you picked yourself an equal. No wilting lily for you; you chose a lover who could keep up with you in every way. And ultimately, the challenge would have been worth it. The key to calming your emotional storms was patience. If you could have learned to slow down, calm down, listen to each other, and form compromises instead of issuing orders, you could have had one hell of a ride.