This article was published on December 27th, 2017
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was the perfect couple. Relationships are all about compromise and being best friends. Heed some advice if you want to keep a successful boyfriendship even healthier. Good gay partnerships involve a lot of give and take: relationship compromise.
Meet your man halfway. Compromise involves getting past your ego and coming to an understanding that is amicable with your partner. Always try and meet him halfway when it comes to decision-making, arguments, or disagreements.
Listen up. Relationship health is dependent upon communication, but you need to hear where exactly your mate is coming from. You can’t do that if you aren’t paying attention to his wants, concerns, and needs. Don’t just listen to your man: really hear him and pay attention to both verbal and non-verbal communication.
Try and always see his side. You’re together in the first place because you love your man and who he is, including his opinions and points of view. Even if you don’t always agree, think about where he is coming from before making any drastic decision. Relationship compromise means understanding.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. When trying to find a happy medium, don’t trip out over the finite details of everything. Come to a resolve you both can work with and that both parties will walk away feeling content with. Silly things like their silly habits should either be ignored or accepted. Your man is different and that’s why you like him in the first place.
Accept your partner’s faults. Relationships take work because neither party is perfect, including you. Don’t ignore them, but don’t hold any negotiations or decision-making hostage based on some of your partner’s faults. Obviously don’t put up with habits that harm his or your health. But don’t hold something you’ve known about him since the beginning as collateral against him. Either accept who he is or move on to someone you can.
Capitalize on your partner’s strengths. Find a way to meet him halfway by utilizing both of your capabilities together. Support them unconditionally when it matters most and when they need you. Find the best way to come together to resolve what life throws at you. You’ll be glad you faced the storm together, hand in hand.
Relationships are like life: a lot of give and take. And a lot of compromise.