When the topic of conflict in relationships comes up, the other ‘C’ word is often not far behind.
The challenge with compromise is that it often brings with it a feeling of needing to ‘give something up’, losing something, or compromising who we are and it can often leave us feeling a bit resentful.
When you look at some of the dictionary definitions associated with compromise, it’s no surprise that we can feel that way when we’re looking at “the expedient acceptance of standards that are lower than is desirable.”
Standards that are lower than desirable, hmm, I wonder why we’re not so keen on taking that path?!
So what happens when we have a difference of opinion, we want different things, or our needs conflict? How do we navigate through that without feeling like we’re losing out?
The question is, “How Do You Compromise Without Compromising Yourself?”
Now I’d love to hear from you.
Have you felt resentful in the past when ‘needing to compromise’? Have you felt that you’ve compromised yourself? What situations have you felt that you ‘should’ compromise in? How would this approach change your feeling about compromising? What do you think about this new approach to challenging situations? Would this help you deal with future situations of this nature? Have you ever tried to do this and found challenges? Have you any questions about this?
Or, ask me a question that you would like me to answer on a future episode of LPPTV, what is the one thing you’d like to know? What is the biggest challenge you’re facing in your relationship situation right now?
Please share with as much detail as you can because your insight and questions may provide a breakthrough for someone else and I guarantee if you’re thinking it, someone else is too and they could benefit from you having the courage to share your thoughts and questions.
Thank you in advance for having the courage to share and being kind and understanding in the comments.
Wishing You Love,