Simple Ways to Compromise in a Relationship
When in the middle of an argument with your significant other, it can be hard to see eye-to-eye on anything. Bustle, and licensed psychologist Dr. Rachel Needle, explains that there are simple ways for you and your partner to compromise and hopefully bring an end to any particular argument.
- Choose your battles which is a tough one to wrap your head around if you're used to being passionate about every little spat, but try to decide if this is the hill you're willing to die on. If this argument is minor in the long run (think: will this still have an impact on me in a year?) then maybe you don't want to die on this hill.
- Negotiate a trade because maybe this particular argument is something important to your partner and not to you, but something else is important to you and not them. If you give in to this point of contention, see if they will give in to the other one. Make sure it's an even trade, like where you go for dinner versus what movie you're going to see this weekend.
- Let go of having to be right as sometimes there is no right and wrong in the argument. Remember, your opinion on something is not fact. Listen to your significant other and try to see their side of the fight. It's you and your partner versus the problem, not you versus your partner.
It's great to have a plan when it comes what to do when you and your partner argue, but nothing is better than when you actually implement these compromises and see just how great the results are.