Compromise Isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

Compromise Isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

The Powerful Paragraph

It’s not uncommon for us to hear that compromise is key in relationships, but research is starting to demonstrate that compromise isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Instead, researchers are recommending that both parties in a relationship adopt negotiation strategies, which ensures that both parties walk away with a favorable outcome. For example, doing the dishes is something that my husband and I despise. When we first moved in together, this was one of our first discussions. Neither of us wanted to do the dishes, yet had we compromised, we likely would have split the chore 50/50. However, we ended up negotiating. I would do the cooking (another thing he hated but I love) if he did the dishes (something we both hate), and I would do the laundry (something we both hate) if he mowed the lawn (something I hate but he loves). Using negotiation strategies, we were able to both end up getting something we loved in exchange for giving something we didn’t love so much.

The Powerful Question to Ponder

How can you employ negotiation strategies in your relationship this week?

About powerful paragraph

About Powerful Paragraphs

Designed to mimic coaching questions.

  • Four or five sentences to give a little context and an open-ended question.
  • Start your day with a little boost of inspiration and insight.

Blog about Life Coaching

C2F 076 - Square Thumbnail

Coaching to Flourish #076: Strategies, Tactics, and Plans

Author CTEDU

Coach Training EDU

June 02, 2023

In Coaching to Flourish #076, guest host Britt Fulmer and CTEDU founder John Andrew Williams discuss the differences between a strategy, a tactic, and a plan, and why it matters. The importance of systems when developing goals, how to coach a strategy, and tools for client empowerment are all discussed in this rich episode. 

C2F 075 Reel - Inner Critic

Coaching to Flourish #075: Working With the Inner Critic

Author CTEDU

Coach Training EDU

May 26, 2023

In Coaching to Flourish #075, host Raj Anderson and CTEDU Founder John Andrew Williams explore all about the inner critic and imposter syndrome. Inner critic tools, insights about following the larger mission, and loving all parts of yourself are some of the main components of this inspiring episode. 

Let's stay connected image

Let's stay connected

Follow us

Facebook linkInstagram linkTwitter linkYoutube linkPinterest LinkLinkedin link


To provide life coach training that changes lives, launches careers, and promotes human flourishing.

Logo footer

PO Box 2021

Hood River, Oregon 97031

NBHWClogo logoACTP logo