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9 Things You Should Never Compromise For A Relationship

Updated on October 28, 2017
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Ashi is a lifestyle and relationship writer. Ashi writes about love and relationship advice, wedding tip & tricks and romantic date ideas.


It's frequently said that the key to a solid, stable relationship is a compromise but it is surely true that compromise is important in any relationship. However, I would argue that there are specific things that you should never compromise on for your better half. It can be a hard choice to make, however, sometimes you need to prioritize your own wellbeing and happiness over your desire to be with somebody.

The contrast between compromise and sacrifice can sometimes be difficult to tell. It is safe to say that you are really making sound bargains in your relationship or would you say you are beginning to sacrifice yourself? Are you smiling or are you getting angry? Will your relationship last or is it bound to go into disrepair? You are not assured whether you are making the proper compromises for your relationship or whether you are sacrificing too much.

How might you know? Check out these differences between compromise and sacrifice.

Important in personal relationships
Important in practical relationships
Selfishness not attached
Selfishness attached
Sacrifice is unbalanced
Compromise is mutual
Sacrifice doesn't have a definite goal
Compromise has a definite goal
Sacrifice can be resentful
Compromise is never resentful

Relationships may be all about compromises, yet there are a few lines you should never cross. Nobody is worth your happiness or your dignity. If your relationship is causing you more distress than joy, possibly it's a time to step down and reassure your life decisions! Check out these seven things you should never compromise in your relationship.



You shouldn't ever agree to a relationship where the other person requires that you surrender your values to stay with them. Loads of things can be arranged, however, the more you give up to satisfy them or keep the peace that means more you are putting yourself at risk. You shouldn't ever damage your ethics to save a relationship.



Your spouse should support your goals and dreams. Don’t give up your expectation of accomplishing just because your partner says you are not sufficiently skilled. Even if your goals appear to be inaccessible, your spouse should remain by your side instead of putting you down. If you dream to have your own business or running your own office, for instance, you require somebody who will offer a word of motivation so that you don't give up and remain focused to pursue your goal.



If someone doesn't upgrade your life and add to your happiness, then what ambition do they serve in your life? If your spouse pulls you down and makes you feel inferior about yourself, then it is a time to stop such a relationship. You require somebody who will coordinate your vibration and bring positive energy to your life, not somebody who drain the energy from your life. Obviously, he or she won't generally feel totally joyful, however, if they can't discover joy on their own or offer it to you by any means, then let them go. They have to concentrate on internal recuperating, not a relationship.



If your spouse tries to detach you from your family or turns you against them, this is something to be worried about. Possessiveness may influence you to feel unique at first, however, when it's exaggerated to the point that you are being kept away from family, then something isn't right.



If you expect complete fidelity and loyalty from your spouse and will stand for nothing less, there is nothing wrong with it. You are not being excessively demanding, and you don't have unreliable desires. Do not give anybody a chance to tell you anything.



Your spouse should always handle you with honor. Even if you are having a debate and you are both furious with each other, he or she should still speak to you courteously. This respect should also reach out to your friends and family and even outsiders. If your partner affronts your friends, family or servers or waiters, then this is a sign he or she has some character issues. Try not to make excuses for the misbehavior.



Your partner should make you feel comfortable which can make you forget about the turmoil around you. If they make you nervous, anxious or annoyed most of the time, they will just debilitate your own vibration and cause you to become weak to negativity. Your spouse should have peace within him or herself and reflect it onto you also.



Everybody needs great friends throughout their life. Quality friendships make life wealthier and can assist you to get through the unforeseen harsh patches that come along. If you have a group of reliable people throughout your life, do your best to keep them close. Friends can be helpful while making choices about your relationship. Discover approaches to remain associated with your friends when you begin another relationship. Coordinating your new partner into your friend group is the best way to stay linked with your friends while giving your relationship unique context to develop and grow.



Do not to change the way you act or what you like in an attempt to influence somebody to love or like you. In the end, the genuine you will come out, as it will be turned out to be debilitating to imagine you are somebody else. Allow yourself to let the genuine you glow through.

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    • Ashish Dadgaa profile image

      Ashi 3 months ago


      Thank you so much :)

      I am glad that you liked this article.

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      Ashi 5 months ago


      Thank you so much :) I am glad that you liked my hub :)

      Yeah, thats very true. I completely agree with you on that :)

      Ha...very well said, Know yourself, Love yourself, Trust yourself!

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      Ashi 5 months ago


      Thank you very much :)

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      Daksh Gupta 5 months ago from New Delhi

      Nice one Ashish Sir...!!!

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      dashingscorpio 5 months ago

      Excellent article!

      "You shouldn't ever agree to a relationship where the other person requires that you surrender your values to stay with them."

      - Very true!

      The goal is to find someone who shares your same values, wants the same things for the relationship that you do, naturally agrees with you on how to obtain those things, and last but not least have a mutual depth of love and desire for one another.

      Compatibility trumps compromise.

      Like attracts like and opposites attract divorce attorneys!

      If you or your mate has to "change their core being" in order to make a relationship "work" you're with the wrong person! Ultimately we all want to be loved for who (we) are.

      Know yourself, Love yourself, Trust yourself!