At some point in a relationship, everyone reaches the dominance stage. This is where the weaker of the two people tries to wrestle and generally subdue the stronger of the two, while the stronger person fights off these advances without using 100% of said strength to retaliate. Even though the weaker person knows that they don't have a good chance in fight, they also know they have the advantage of being weaker. This makes the stronger person somewhat protective of them and less inclined to attack. And when the stronger person finally has had enough and gets that look in their eye that says "Enough of this, you are going to lose now," you can always just kick them in the throat. It's very effective. Really, right to the larynx. Guaranteed to stop a person very quickly.
My throat still hurt this morning.