Episode 23: The Art of Compromise

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I DO, WE DO - EPISODE 23: The Art of Compromise

The holidays are here! For many couples, ‘tis is the season to compromise. Deciding where to be for the big holidays was one of the hardest conversations we had early in our relationship. There was some tears and there was some yelling, but we have learned that compromise is key. That’s why in this week’s episode we are digging a little deeper into that early conversation, sharing a few other ways we compromise, and providing a few tips for you to keep in mind the next time you are struggling to reach a compromise. Music “Sunny” by Bensound.com.

What We Talked about in this Episode:

  • The inspiration for this episode - the holidays! ...and managing expectations for family get-togethers

  • How we started the conversation of dividing the holidays

    • What the non-negotiables were for each of us

  • Creating more win-win situations

  • Where we have combined our families for even bigger & greater celebrations

  • Billy’s Grinch-like feelings about holiday get-togethers

  • Other areas of our relationship that require compromise

    • Billy’s desire to live in different neighborhoods in Austin

    • Selling our second car & continuing to share one car

  • Not compromising on our values, clearly communicating

  • Compromise is not easy, but get easier by

    • Picking your battles

    • Keeping an open-mind

    • Seeking to understand

    • Communicating with your partner