“Truth is, no two people are completely compatible. We have to learn to become one. That means we may have to make sacrifices; we may may have to overlook some things. We must be willing to compromise for the good of the relationship.” -Joel Osteen
In life, we like to feel like we are right. We like to win. I know that I like to be right. I like to win. It is a common part of being human. But sometimes, we need to realize that our relationships are more important than the part of us that likes to be right, to win. Especially our marriage relationship.
Compromise to Become One
Sometimes we need to move past our own personal preferences and find a place where we can compromise as a couple. There is often middle ground in which we can negotiate. If we can drop our desire to get our own way long enough to look for the middle ground, it is usually pretty easy to find.
Moving Beyond Compromise
Even better than compromise is a new solution that both marriage partners are happy with. It is really lovely when we are able to come together and find something better for everyone. Even though this isn’t always possible, it should be our goal.
Do you have a current disagreement that is about being right more than the relationship? Can you come up with a better solution together? I know that you can, just like I can.