Couple deal-breakers

When does compromising become too much?

Has it ever occurred to you that you may be putting way too much effort into your relationship than your partner does? Are you always the one who steps in to help them yet they cannot reciprocate or when they do it will be after much forcing and fighting? Well if you have had those thoughts then it’s time you rethink the relationship.

While it’s ok to go out of your way to make your partner comfortable, it’s not ok to be the one always compromising.

How committed are you? – Most people think that compromising in a relationship is obvious. While it is true that if you are willing to take your relationship far, it should never be a one way thing. The more serious your relationship, the more  sacrifices and compromises, but one way compromises never work. They always end up in complains and dissatisfaction. But make sure you are not trivializing your adjustments and taking them as compromises.

Is your partner willing – In any relationship, give and take on expectations and emotions is what makes things go forward. If you are willing to make certain compromises and adjustments, ask yourself if your partner is willing to do the same. Think about past situations if they have been willing, or given thought about adjusting to your life changes and demands. You should be able to convey what you expect from them when it comes to adjusting and compromising for the relationship.

Come to a meeting point – Talking about such matters is not easy, but they need to be addressed. And discussing the situation will help you find a meeting point where you both feel fulfilled.

Always consider – There will always be situations when your partner needs to be somewhere or do something more than you. If your partner’s visit to the family function is more important than your boys day out, then make a willing adjustment and compromise on your fun time.

-Mishra

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