This idea has popped up a few times recently, so I figured it was worth a re-post. I posted on this philosophy back in January 2016.
In couples therapy there is often a lot of fear and shame or protection around what is broken. But this Japanese philosophy, Kintsugi, is a perfect metaphor for how couples therapy works: by exposing the flaws and cracks, we can focus on them directly and heal them, with gold, making them stronger, more precious and more valuable than before the break.
Breaking, then healing, leads to becoming more.