In this chapter, I introduce a second type of conflict-engaging couple called a “volatile” couple. These couples are highly emotional. They appear, on the surface, to resemble the dysfunctional conflict-escalating style of marriage described by Raush et al. (1974). However, they balance a high level of negativity with a high level of positivity. Also, the amount and timing of persuasion attempts differentiate the three types of stable marriages. The striking similarity of these results to Fitzpartick's (1989) typology is reviewed.