Monday, 14 March 2016

Compromise. (Monday Moments #42)

He wanted to get married and settle down immediately. She wanted to do a PhD and settle down only after 5 years.
He belonged to a loud and political family. She belonged to a quiet and sophisticated family.
He wanted to splurge on a pompous wedding. She wanted to splurge on travels after a simple registered wedding.
He wanted to live in a bungalow in the suburbs. She wanted to live in the city.
But, he loved her. And she loved him.
          Ever since they met, they had a spark. It was crazy to think that way, but they just knew that they had found their lover for life. If she was north pole, then he was the south pole. Their thinking never matched. Their lifestyles didn't match. Nothing matched but they did. It was the kind of love that destroys you but makes you want to live. Finally, a time came, when they had to sit down to have 'the talk' about their future. It all looked really bad. They discussed how they are such bad fits for each other but this thing called love makes the nonsensical sensible. Or other way round, there's no way to know. So, they decided to focus on their careers. She compromised by agreeing to get married after 2 years. He compromised by agreeing to a registered marriage. She compromised by agreeing to live in the suburbs. And just like that, there they were, all set to embrace their future. It wasn't the future they saw for their individual selves. But, it was the future they saw together for themselves. They realised how relationships are more than love, trust and care. They're also about compromises. He compromised. She compromised. At that moment, love triumphed over ego.

(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)


  1. Comprise is marriage, it takes two.

  2. Love this post! Compromise and love is an essential to a happy healthy relationship!

  3. This post is great. I loved "it was the future they saw together for themselves". It's so true, compromise is everything. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. AWWW this is beautiful

  5. Love this! Compromises are what make a marriage great, I think. Learning to put the other person's needs ahead of your own sometimes is what it's all about. Beautiful post!

  6. When you get married you are literally taking two people and making them one. It just doesn't work without compromise.

  7. This is so sweet - marriage is ALL about those compromises big and small that happen every day.

  8. This is a lovely series and I hope you continue with it :)

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  9. Absolutely love this! You have to give up some of yourself, and accept some of someone else, to make a marriage work :-) It's about two people becoming one not one person taking over another. Beautiful. Keep it up please!

  10. Yes everything about making a marriage and a relationship is about "compromise" and commitment. I love your beautiful writings... you create such an interest that your readers want to come back for more! Keep on.....

  11. Ooo digging this! Could be the start of a 'suck you in' kind of novel!

  12. This is a beautifully written post! My husband and I are very different, but being in love makes you want to compromise and work it out no matter what.

    xo Ashley

  13. It takes two to Tango! And you are exactly right, marriage involves a lot of compromises besides love, care and respect, but being with the one you love it doesn't seem like a big deal to compromise at times. Beautiful post!!
    xx, Kusum |

  14. Oh I absolutely love this! I know you said it's not really a story, but it seemed like a good little story with a great lesson.

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