You and your spouse have different preferences on something. Realistically, you have at least three options:
You could stubbornly insist until you get your way.
You could passively surrender to your spouse’s wishes.
Both of you could compromise.
‘But I don’t like the idea of compromise,’ you might say. ‘It sounds as if neither of us will get what we want!’
Be assured that compromise need not be a lose-lose proposition—not if you do it right. But before considering how to compromise, there are a few things you should know about this vital skill.