Why Compromising Is Needed For A Healthy Relationship

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Relationships are no story book romance or witty Rom-com; they are work. That doesn’t mean relationships are NO fun, it just means that Mr. or Mrs. Perfect doesn’t happen overnight. One thing I’ve learned hugely in my young life is that making other people happy helps enormously in making our own selves happy.

I want you to know this though; compromising should never be giving up WHO you are for someone else. If you are with someone who cannot find the beauty that is you, ALL of you, then they don’t deserve to have you in their life. My partner has never forced me to change who I am or what I believe in and I have never done that either. A relationship should be your best friend pushing you to be the best you, to console when you are at your worst, and helping even when you are not necessarily asking.

In this day and age it seems like we are either strongly for something or strongly against; as if a middle ground does not exist. This is not healthy if you want a relationship to last. If you look at my relationship you will see that we have A LOT of things different. The way we make it work is constant communication and working towards a happy medium.

Fights are going to break out and sometimes it is difficult to see another person’s side of the story. Take a minute in these situations! If a conversation gets heated sometimes we need to take a cool down break before we can finally see a situation for what it is. Then think to yourself, “is this something worth fighting over?” Usually, it’s not.

When we take the time to actually listen and compromise on situations (from both ends) that is when true and passionate love starts to grow. It doesn’t always have to be a ‘who is right and who is wrong’ situation. Sometimes simply loving your significant other can be the answer and letting things go that might mean more to them then us.

Just remember; cool off period, love, and realizing what is worth fighting for. At the end of the day you will usually find that the relationship itself is the main thing worth fighting for. Plus, compromising on simple things gets you brownie points next time you need a compromise for yourself (just putting that out there).


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