The Pros and Cons of Sacrificing for the Ones We Love

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How much sacrifice is too much in a relationship? Amie M. Gordon, M.A. provides some guidelines. She acknowledges that sacrifice is inevitable in any partnership, and especially in a love relationship, but finds herself weighing authenticity in the relationship vs. being true to herself. Pros include happier and more fulfilling relationships, which make you feel good and encourage your partner to reciprocate. Cons can include feeling inauthentic by denying your own needs at times, an imbalance of power, and going overboard, resulting in poor self-esteem. Self-sacrifice can be life-giving, but notice if it feels forced.

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