2. Positive compromise is more effective
Even if you feel that there is nothing that should be changed about your habits and the fault is all of your partner’s, try and “bargain” in a smart way. Be wise and remember your childhood and what your mother did when she wanted you to swallow a bitter pill – of course she sweetened it! It will be easier for your partner to accept your offer if you bring something to the table and do something in exchange. For example, if you want your partner to spend some time with your friends although you know he/she dislikes them, make a promise to get rid of one of your bad habits that makes your partner mad. In this situation both will win and none will feel being taken advantage of.