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Wanjiru Kung'u @Miss_Gina_Kungu
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Sometimes the sacrifice speaks louder than the size of the gift.

There is this one time I asked my mum why the number of separation of couples has increased... Her answer was quite direct. "People no longer know the difference between compromise and sacrifice."
That answer got me thinking deeply about sacrifice in relation to relationships.

For the longest time, I saw sacrifice as an act of sympathy and compromising. I felt like many people sacrifice their careers, dreams or even lifestyle in order to make relationships work.
My reasoning was, why give up something precious in order to gain or maintain something? Yet what I kept doing in my past relationships was giving up things that were of better prospect in order not to risk my relationships?
"Relationships are about giving," she said. "Giving what you have and not what you don't have."

We try so much to make people stay or to maintain people and end up feeling hurt and broken when they do not meet up to our expectation.
The best thing about sacrificing is that it has no expectation unlike compromises, which are loaded with intense emotional aspects and are harder to bear, as they involve unfinished business that could alter the existing situation
"The potential loss in compromise is more emotionally painful because it involves unfinished business. Sacrifice is less emotional as the person has willingly made it and has no further doubts concerning its value and necessity unless the person begins to regret it."
"Sacrifices deals with actual and concrete actions. Like other actions, their consequences can be positive or negative but once completed, they are over and tend not to carry a significant emotional load."
Love is about giving what you have without expecting any favors in return. It is a pure form of kindness even when your efforts are not recognized.
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