Fun fact: Mr. Ellison and I have been together for 19 years. We've been married for 2 years.
You cannot be one person that long without going through some things. Although our history is very complex, we have managed to reach a point in which we see the value in compromise.
Compromise is essential in any relationship whether it be with a spouse or a co-worker. I have chosen to share some of my ideas of compromise with my readers in hopes that it helps someone in their need.
Today's Views on Compromise
When you think of the word compromise, what do you think of? How do you feel? Most individuals have mixed feelings and ideas when this is brought up. At the moment, most individual's ideas are on the negative spectrum. Some people feel that in order to compromise, they would be giving up the upper hand in an argument. Others feel that too much compromise maybe a sign of weakness. Many fear that compromise may lead to that individual being taken advantage of, or they may be viewed as a push-over. That is not the case.
Benefits of Compromise
Compromise is essentially reaching a resolution in which either party is not completely happy, or upset about. No one wins, no one loses entirely. Because of today's social views on the verb, most individuals seldom practice compromise. Compromise, if done correctly, brings solutions not just to the immediate problem, but also future circumstances that may arise. This gives your spouse and yourself more time to enjoy one another instead of wasting time and energy on conflicts that could've been prevented.
How to Begin
There are several ways to takes steps to compromising. You can begin by using one or multiple steps.
Although most people feel that they have to win every argument everytime, this is not the case. In order to have a healthy relationship, compromising is essential. Remember, progression is key. Start off small to get big results. Don't be hard on yourself.
Yaritza Ellison has been an nurse since 2010. She has been essential to the healing process of many and seeks to continue to do so. Her passion for mental health and self help literature has lead her to launch justyari.org, where she aspires to coach young ladies navigating through work-life balance.