Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Compromise and Sacrifice.”
Next week’s topic will be “Self-Confidence.”
There is a distinct difference between compromise and sacrifice but like everything else in relationships, balance is the most important aspect between two people.
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- Just like forks and spoons, compromise and sacrifice can be used to accomplish the same goal. As long as your efforts are not taken for granted or expected, it’s okay to feel like you’ve lost from time to time if it means the relationship goals have benefitted. Working together to instill trust, form lasting relationships, and reaffirm commitment bonds requires the combined efforts of compromise and sacrifice from all parties involved.
- A relationship or partnership involves at least two people that share the responsibilities of the commitment. When one person feels like he or she gives, compromises or sacrifices more than the other, the imbalance creates disappointment. Work toward balancing compromise and sacrifice between both partners by striving for positive outcomes, paying attention to the give and take, and encouraging forward thinking.
- Choosing which one of you is next in line to make a sacrifice or compromise becomes a trade off for the sake of the relationship. The choice is not always simple but as long as the result is important, desired, and in time beneficial to both, finding your path together gets easier.
- As time passes we sometimes forget that in the beginning phases of a relationship we were motivated to simply make each other happy. Reintroduce that goal into your relationship, take care of one another and compromise and sacrifice will work themselves out.
The Insight: Compromise is ambiguous and may leave one partner feeling like they have lost whereas sacrifice is decisive and direct. Sacrifice allows the giver to feel like he or she has won. They can overlap, be perceived as positive in respect to benefitting the relationship and are understood as signs of commitment. As long as there is balance between what compromises or sacrifices that you and your partner invest in the relationship, then long lasting relationships are formed.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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