Compromising makes the world go around. Think about it. You definitely make compromises at work. If you don’t, you probably won’t have a job for very long. And you probably already feel like you make compromises at home. But this week, we want to give you five easy ways to compromise with your spouse which will help eliminate stress and show baby you care.
Hand it over. Yes, we know you want to watch the Real Housewives of Orange County but if you know there’s something your hubby would rather watch, just hand over the remote.
Lose a turn. Rather, take baby’s turn. Maybe you split the household chores. If so, next time she has a bad day, take a turn for her. We promise the effort you put into the dishes or extra load of laundry won’t go unnoticed.
Eat up. We all have places we don’t want to eat and chances are there are one or two places on your list he would love to go. Surprise him on Fday and take him to that restaurant he loves that you typically try to avoid.
Get out of jail free. Give baby a break and give them a “get out of jail free” card to something you know they don’t want to do. Do you really need them at every single dinner with your family or work function?
Let it go. Whatever it is — just let it go. When you feel like you want to nag your spouse or start an argument, take a breath. It’s not worth the fight.
Is compromising always fun? No. But when you and your spouse compromise, it shows the other person that you care enough to take them into consideration — and that’s a good start.