Married life requires compromise, whether you learn it from the get go or you achieve it after years of butting heads – compromise is something we all eventually have to discover. Compromise without resentment is the ideal, of course and it comes with its own benefits and those benefits are numerous. There are many ways to compromise without resentment and the following 5 tips will help you discover compromise in your own marriage:
- Always talk, even when you disagree, don’t shut down those lines of communication because that’s where resentment builds
- Take a step back when you need to, you have to be able to maintain a reasonable viewpoint that may possibly allow you to see your spouse’s side of things
- Whenever you feel the two of you are reaching an impasse, ask yourself if it’s honestly worth getting your way in the matter – if it’s really not that important to you, why are you arguing over it?
- Share your feelings, don’t be accusatory but if something is important, it’s critical that your spouse know how you are feeling
- When an issue is critical and you are both passionate about it, make a point to examine the pros and cons so that you can come to a compromise with each other
How do you and your spouse compromise?