The Art of Compromise

Relationships

There are two people in a relationship that must be satisfied with the important decisions that affect their lives. If one person gives in all the time, this is not a good relationship. The person that gets their way all the time will tend to feel they bear the burden of making all the decisions. A partner that always gives in will become subservient and eventually feel trapped. Learning to compromise on large and small issues is one of the key ways to keep a relationship healthy for both partners.

Compromise is not always easy to reach. There are times with both partners feel strongly about an issue. When this occurs, it takes patience and the ability to understand both points of view to reach a compromise. Partners that can do this will have a better chance of reaching a decision that will benefit them both. It will enhance their lives. Learning the art of compromise should be one of the first skills a couple works to attain.