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Roommate Rules

I am getting a new roommate soon and this time, I want to do everything right. Please share your platonic cohabitation tips! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Mar 15, 2014 - 28 answers

How worried should I be that my system has been compromised?

A couple of days ago I clicked a legit-looking result from a Google search and got to a page of hackery-looking type saying that my system now belonged to somebody else. I backed away fast, but tried it again out of curiosity and the same thing happened. I didn't cap the screen and now I can't find the page, but can somebody hijack my computer (Mac running Safari this week for some reason) just because I clicked a link? This might be a laughable question, but since this has never happened to me before I don't know how seriously to take it!
posted by Camofrog on Nov 8, 2013 - 7 answers

How to not live in the suburbs.

My husband and I are at an impasse. Please help. [more inside]
posted by snarfles on Oct 24, 2013 - 46 answers

At which point is your partners inability to compromise a deal-breaker? At which point is your partners inability to compromise a deal-breaker?

At which point is your partners inability to compromise a deal-breaker? A friend stays at home with a baby and also cares for a disabled child. Husband will not compromise on their sleep issues and she is going downhill mentally fast due to extreme sleep deprivation. [more inside]
posted by tenaciousmoon on Dec 7, 2012 - 48 answers

he's not a fixer-upper

My boyfriend cleans up nice! Yay! But...how do I get him to clean up, just a wee bit more frequently? And should I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 32 answers

When is a marriage worth fighting for, and when to move on?

When is a marriage worth fighting for, and when to move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2012 - 26 answers

Wedding of Opposites Can't Get Off the Ground

I'm Dharma, he's Greg. Or vice versa. Help us figure out how to make a wedding that we're both happy with, so we can get married already! [more inside]
posted by corb on Jul 9, 2012 - 59 answers

accomodating or doormat?

I am trying to strike a balance in a romantic relationship between letting go and accepting a person for who he is, and not allowing myself to be taken advantage of. How can I find that balance? [more inside]
posted by lucy40 on May 29, 2012 - 8 answers

She doesn't like my preferred birth control "policy". How to compromise?

BirthControlFilter: New couple discussing our options to have better sex while avoiding babies. We're having trouble compromising and could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 - 89 answers

Who'd say no to an exciting adventure? My husband.

How can my husband and I balance my dream job (in Asia) with his not-quite-wanting to go? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 23, 2011 - 44 answers

How can I ask my current boyfriend for an unusual technique an ex showed me?

An ex had a very specific sexual technique that drove me crazy. How can I request it from my current boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 - 38 answers

Is this really a "compromise?"

Compromise in relationships, specifically in regard to living arrangements when you have two people, each at a different point in his/her life: Is this even a compromise? [more inside]
posted by overyourhead on Dec 5, 2010 - 46 answers

Hell is waking up to two traveling Australians I've never met sleeping in my living room for six days.

How can a quiet and reserved person make living with very social individuals work? What's the best way to reconcile each side's concerns about the living situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 - 21 answers

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change!

How do I stop resenting my girlfriend's behaviour towards her ex? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 14, 2010 - 23 answers

Can we skip the flogging tonight, dear? I have to wash the drapes.

My hubby's kinky. I'm not. Please help us figure out a fair way to compromise in the bedroom. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2010 - 46 answers

Puppy, oh puppy...

Help my fiance and I come to a compromise on when to get a puppy. I have grown up with dogs- he was never allowed to have one growing up. I had a puppy of my own for 10 years until she passed away last October only a month in to our relationship- so he never got to know her. We recently moved into a small house with a large fenced in back yard. We have 3 cats. He says the house will be too crowded with a dog. I don't think so. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Jul 22, 2010 - 33 answers

Change I'm Not Sure I Believe In

Where is the line between asking someone to comprise for the sake of the relationship, and asking someone to change who they are? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Help us find some musical compromise

She thinks I'm a music snob, I think she listens to overcommercialised crap, what can we enjoy together? [more inside]
posted by dickasso on Dec 17, 2009 - 69 answers

Examples of Compromise Leading to Negative Results

What are some examples of real life situations where compromising one's values, deeply held beliefs, established work process, etc., lead to negative results? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Oct 8, 2009 - 10 answers

I like to make plans, he doesn't. What now?

What do you do when one partner likes to make advance plans and the other likes to be spontaneous, in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by CatherineK on Aug 25, 2009 - 26 answers

Am I doomed to be a doormat forever?

Are relationships a zero sum game? Is there such a thing as a happy compromise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 28 answers

When two people want compromise but haven't been able to get there.

Have you ever gotten past what seemed like a major impasse in a romantic relationship? Something significant that the two of you, after MUCH thoughtful discussion spread over months, just couldn't usefully agree about? Did a couples therapist or other neutral third party help you? What else helped you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 - 9 answers

How do you/did you plan, compromise, or agree on standards for your sex life?

How do you/did you plan, compromise, or agree on standards for your sex life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2008 - 25 answers

Should I stay or go?

Follow-up to this. So I finally managed to break things off with the one in my class. I had some talks with some other people also and realized that it wasn't good for me, and I was essentially being used. Right now we don't speak at all, which is perfectly fine for me, and I spend my time interacting with everyone else. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Hurt me baby... no, not you...

I have recently had the best sex of my life, and I finally know what it is that turns me on - pain. The problem is that this sex was not with my partner of ten years (well, she was there...). I don't know what to do about this. In-depth details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2008 - 14 answers

How can me and my boyfriend reach a compromise?

Me and my boyfriend just had a long phone conversation in which I got upset and he got frustrated because he didn't understand what I wanted. It all ended in giggles and silly jokes, but the issue wasn't really resolved. Help us sort it out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2005 - 24 answers

Help me adjust my uncompromising attitude

I need help with attitude adjustment. I have trouble making compromises, it is usually all or nothing for me, especially when it is something important. As a result I often hurt the ones I love the most because of this flaw in me. I have tried to find ways to focus on what is more important, the love of the other person over having things my way. I know I cherish the love more, yet I can not seem to make compromises. How do I change this?
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2005 - 21 answers

He has cats, I hate cats. How can we live together?

I (female) don't like cats. My (male) partner has 2. We're considering living together. However, I can't stomach the filth, the smell, the cat hair, the mewling, the destruction of furniture, and the litterbox. I don't want this thread to turn into a vilification of me for not liking cats and I don't want the situation itself to become "the cats go or I go". Surely a mefite or two has had this happen. How did you work it out? What were the compromises?
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2004 - 42 answers

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