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How to Make Sacrifices in Relationships Without Resentment

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Making sacrifices is a key part of every relationship, whether it’s on big decisions (like where to live) or in small choices (like how much time to spend at work). In today’s episode, Michael and Adee address a question from one of their listeners about how to decide what sacrifices to make, and what to do when different parts of your life come into conflict. They share four steps for navigating the conversation around big decisions and explain how you can choose what’s best for the relationship, even if it means giving up a bit of what you want.


  • 01:54 – Choosing what to sacrifice?
  • 02:56 – Building trust and being a team
  • 06:51 – Types of sacrifices 
  • 11:14 – Ensure both people feel heard
  • 14:20 – Reflect what you’re hearing 
  • 17:48 – Determine the importance
  • 20:44 – Choose for the relationship

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