Episode 28: The Green Acres Edition


Producer: Jill Cox-Cordova
Tech Op/Editor: Anthony Cordova
Music: Gifford Ivan Cordova III
Podcast Art: Nick Zinkie
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In All Seriousness

Compromising Differences

In this week’s episode, Jill and Tony compromised on Tony’s idea to spend time in the country for an entire month.

Tony suggested that you keep an open mind if you have a partner who encourages you to try new things. You may even enjoy yourself.

He also has other advice:

  • Avoid getting stuck in a rut doing the same things. Try to do something you didn’t think you would like.
  • Embrace finding the many ways to add joy to your life.
  • Understand that your partner may be able to see what will make you happy before you do.

During the episode, Jill suggested that you try things at least once, but with the understanding that it’s okay if you don’t enjoy it enough to ever do it again.

She has other tips:

  • Stay true to who you are. Your trying something your partner likes doesn’t mean you have to stop doing what you enjoy.
  • Retain your identity. Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in your identity as a couple. Remember that you are individuals, too.
  • Don’t be afraid to compromise. When done right, both partners win.

Has your partner pushed you to do something you didn’t really want to do? How did you resolve that situation? Leave your answers in the comments section. Also tell us what topics you’d like to see us cover. Don’t forget to subscribe.

4 thoughts

  1. I believe in taking risks–reaching out to people, reading my work to others, displaying my art, living aboard a boat, travel. However, to me things like skydiving are just adeline rushes, and I don’t think that’s beneficial but rather addictive. Lol. Just sayin’. Riding horses? Only if it’s something you enjoy. I haven’t had much experience with these creatures and don’t particularly like being bounced around and maybe taken hostage by one that senses my inexperience to take off in a run with me hanging on for dear life. But that’ just me. I love watching them and even feeding them apples and carrots.

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  2. Yes, my partner has pushed me into things I didn’t think I wanted to do. Lol. When we left for a year to live aboard a boat in the Caribbean, I was in the middle of an undergraduate degree and had to do independent studies while gone in order to keep my status with United Airlines because I was on an educational leave. I liked the idea of the boat but thought why now? It turned out to be one of the best years of my life, and the independent studies turned out great. However, he has come up with other schemes I haven’t agreed with and therefore haven’t done–moving to Hawaii and buying a coffee farm and buying an airplane in Europe to fly back via Iceland and Greenland. I told him the airplane would be okay if we weren’t getting ready for an around the world trip this fall. Right now I’m enjoying being at home. It’s all a compromise.

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