Relationship Dynamics: 5 Tips on Compromise

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?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.

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