Oftentimes when we think of the word compromise we imagine both people being unhappy as they meet in the middle. In other instances, it’s one person who is completely unhappy as they engage in something they detest in order to appease their spouse. However, there is another form of compromise which involves each person doing his or her own thing. Odds are each person would have a better time with a friend who enjoys the same activity than they would be forcing their spouse to join them.
Too often people buy into the idea that if someone truly loves you they should be willing to *suffer* for you. On the other hand, I believe* if you truly love someone you would not want them to suffer*! It’s one thing if someone is ambivalent and another if they are adamant about how they feel about something.
Contributor: Kevin Darne