by Priyanko Sarkar
All relationships require compromise. With a partner of the opposite style as yours, you will need to compromise a little more than other couples.
1. Respect space
There are times when an introvert person may want to be with himself while the extrovert partner will wish to go out and express herself. It is useless to expect the other to join in because the primary space on which they both function are not aligned. Understanding this space and respect it at all times is essential for your relationship to move ahead.
2. Don’t pre-judge
If you are fighting over an issue and expecting the opposite person to react in the same way of you, then you might be in for a nasty surprise. An introvert’s way of dealing with issues is radically different from that of an extrovert. They will not react in the same way so stop judging them by mistaking their body language.
3. Pick your moment
Regardless of how different two people are, there are certain activities and habits that bind a couple at all times. Be it a common love for the outdoors or a passion for pets, realize that you will need to pick your moments of happiness and fights with care. Resolve all differences at such times and come closer to one another while enjoying your favourite activities together.
4. Be tactful and patient
All relationships require compromise. With a partner of the opposite style as yours, you will need to compromise a little more than other couples. If your partner does not like art, expecting her to come to every new exhibition in town is being unreasonable. However, not coming to any art function is pushing things too far as well. Find your balance with tact and patience.
5. Don’t get personal
Whatever the situation, it is never a good idea to get personal about the way a person is. After all, you knew about your partner when you got into a relationship. Expecting them to change completely for you is being selfish. Always remember that your partner’s preferences are different than yours. It will help you to manage expectations and move towards happiness.
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