From Carl Jung:

“The anima is a feminine image in the male psyche and the animus is a male image in the female psyche. The anima/animus represents the “true self” rather than the image we present to others and serves as the primary source of communication with the collective unconscious. The combination of the anima and animus is known as the syzygy, or the divine couple. The syzygy represents completion, unification and wholeness.”

In my years of marriage, I’ve come to understand a few things. Not the least of which is the confidence of knowing that my responsibility is to be me and her responsibility is to be her. If nature is to be trusted at all, us being ourselves will work.