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Mediation: n. negotiating and solving differences of fact(s) and/or opinion(s) frequently with the help of a lawyer’s advice and/or ending a dispute with a mutual agreement with the help of a third party

A mediator is frequently a human with expertise in resolving disputes such as a lawyer who can help disputing parties to reach a settlement or mutual agreement when the parties can’t reach agreement on their own.

In offspring disputes a parent is frequently the mediator and in employee disputes the boss can sometimes be the mediator who helps resolve a dispute. In a disagreement between a doctor and patient another doctor may become the mediator or just be a second opinion which helps to resolve a medical issue.

There can be more than one mediator such as both parents mediating the dispute between offspring but it is a relatively rare exception and not the general rule and one mediator is usually used.

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Compromise: v. to agree to end a discussion(s) by competing humans each making a concession(s) and/or exchanging benefits with a drawback(s)

It is more difficult to compromise when arguing but by intense discussion it is possible to reach an agreement by opposing sides by each making a concession(s) or exchanging benefits while maintaining a certain drawback(s).

The art of compromise is important in good marriages and relationships.

There are also benefits to compromise in competing businesses and agreement is sometimes made on just rules to follow as good business practices among similar businesses who work together and not necessarily always as fierce opposing foes or competitors with a winner take all attitude.

Sometimes in life you can’t completely get what you want or need and have to be satisfied with a partial achievement of your goal(s) or you may have to give something to get what you want or need. This is called compromising and the same principles can be applied to family, business, and political compromises.

You may only have enough money for one car and even though you want a sports car you may have to compromise and get a sport SUV which is desirable for family transportation.

You may want your spouse to work and help with the finances but you may also have to promise to do more work around the house which you don’t enjoy to help out an overburdened spouse.

In the first case of a car you are not getting what you really want and in the second case you are getting what you want but have to give up some of your free time to do more chores around the house so there is some sacrifice or concession taking place in the compromise arrangement on your part.

Exchanging benefits may not seem like a compromise because both parties are getting what they want or need but the concession is that to achieve both goals more money will have to be spent.

The compromise may be not getting the pressure cleaner or appliance right away but waiting to save up enough money so that you can purchase both of them at the same time. Waiting for a purchase or giving up time saving for the purchase is a concession, especially if only one spouse is paying for the purchases.

Political compromises are frequently exchanging benefits for both parties and concessions frequently take the form of not getting everything but at least something which you want to pass legislation on. In general politics is making demands or suggesting legislation and making concessions by not having all the demands or suggested legislation being approved.

Compromise on tariffs between nations also involves concessions. You may help one industry by getting a tariff reduction from a nation but others may suffer if you reduce tariffs on those industries in exchange agreements. Free trade benefits and hurts the participating nations and frequently the rich ones benefit the most.

One area of life which should not be compromised is your moral principles. Making concessions to them and accepting lies, adulterous behavior, and deceptions will just make your life and relationships with humans worse off and not better in the long duration.

ve both goals more money will have to be spent.

Your spouse may want a pressure cleaner and you may want a new appliance for the kitchen.


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