People are who they are. You can try and change them but, in your attempts at doing so, ask yourself this: would you be open to someone trying to change you?
You hear a lot of chatter, particularly in relationships, about a person who seems unwilling to compromise. He or she just isn’t willing to bend long enough to understand “my perspective”, “my needs”, or “my point of view”. The belief behind that is simple: if they do things my way, things would be much better between us.
Understand something, most people aren’t willing to be changed by any one person. They feel good about who they are and what they’ve done and, honestly, if their philosophy on life and dealing with people has, successfully, gotten them this far, why should they feel that doing things your way will be any better?
The important thing to do when you recognize an incompatibility, is to see just how much of an issue it truly is in your relationship. Is it a deal-breaker? Does it truly change the dynamic of your communication approach so much that you find yourself unhappy? Is it something you simply cannot live with?
If the answer to any of those questions is a solid yes, perhaps the only change you should be making is in the person you’ve chosen to spend your life with.
Nobody is perfect, so the best decision you can make for yourself where relationships are concerned is to not allow your time to be wasted by any one who isn’t on the same page as you because, no matter what your circumstance, we are all worthy of a life more divine than the one we’ll just settle for.