Why not just give in?
7. “Let’s meet in the middle.”
“Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
It’s easy to become convinced that you’re 100% right during a nasty fight, but please resist the urge to be stubborn. Thinking your partner is wrong about something isn’t an excuse to discount how they feel. Let go of your need to be right and work together as a team.
8. “I’m sorry. You’re right.”
“Every couple has ups and downs, every couple argues, and that’s the thing-you’re a couple, and couples can’t function without trust.” – Nicholas Sparks
Making a mistake is okay (within reason) as long as you’re humble enough to say you’re sorry and accept personal responsibility. Refusing to admit your mistakes, however, could turn what would have been a small squabble into an eternal dispute that destroys trust.
You know, the whole article is good — but the second from the top line of the quote above speaks to so much of what I have seen this week — mostly as a result of Christmas. So few couples grasp that all of the compromises they are fighting to avoid right now is but a tiny fraction of what the courts will make them do…