As far as we’re concerned, a relationship without compromise is not one worth having. After all, it takes two to tango. But while the ability to compromise in a relationship can often ease tensions between you and your significant other, there’s a fine line between making compromises for your loved one and starting to compromise your own desires and needs. Below, we identify the times when it’s healthy to make compromises in your relationship and those in which you should stand your ground.
5 Times to Compromise
1. Fighting over dinner plans- You want Japanese and he wants Italian. Don’t let your craving for sushi ruin your night. If you chose the last restaurant, then let him have his pasta this time. Taking turns deciding on dinner plans is a great way to keep your relationship balanced and keep you both (and your stomachs) happy.
2. He wants to hang out with the guys- Don’t assume that this means he is choosing them over you. Let him spend the day with his friends, then go to a movie that night. This way he won’t feel suffocated in the relationship and refer to you as the old “ball and chain” the next time you do let him loose from your grasp. Plus, granting him his designated guy time will get you on his friends’ good sides.