should be there for each other when the going gets rough

Irelia20150604

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Hi everyone! I don't quite understand the sentence " partners should be there for each other when the going gets rough". As this thread discusses, I guess it means " partners should support each other when the going gets rough". Is it right?

the context is as follows:
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...When one person in the relationship shared the good news of, say, a promotion at work with excitement, the other would respond with wooden disinterest by checking his watch or shutting the conversation down with a comment like, “That’s nice.”


We’ve all heard that partners should be there for each other when the going gets rough. But research shows that being there for each other when things go right is actually more important for relationship quality. How someone responds to a partner’s good news can have dramatic consequences for the relationship.

source: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/happily-ever-after/372573/?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0
 
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