How to Build Sustainable Relationships

Psychology Today
April 3, 2013

Compromise is sometimes viewed as the key to resolving conflicts in a relationship. This view—that compromise is a type of “win-win” solution—is often the view espoused by individuals who are more like arbiters than true counselors. David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PWD notes that compromise is not always the right solution: “When conflicts involve longer-term issues, tensions, or unsatisfying patterns of behavior people are more resistant to making compromises or carrying out the compromised agreement.”

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