Why is it that some couples view this as a dirty word?
I always thought it takes TWO people to make a relationship work.
Yeah, you’re both individuals but in order to make any type of relationship work you have to be willing to meet in the middle for certain things.
Unfortunately for some individuals trying to negotiate a truce or simply looking at an issue at a different angle seems to bring out the worst.
I have always been a strong advocate of compromising. It isn’t a matter of giving up, or calling a truce…it’s a way for two individuals to be adults and coming to a solution in a non-argumentative way. There will be times when yes, one of us is wrong or perhaps should see things in a different light..maybe your partner (friend, daughter, mother, etc) may have a better solution to a problem. But it’s when a person has to give up some of their “power” when you see fights breaking out because someone feels that it’s their way or the highway.
And good relationships won’t survive without giving in a little and in the end what’s it worth to you to keep this person in your life???