A compromise creates a win win situation, because both parties give something up but each also gets something that they want in exchange for their sacrifice. In life it is necessary to compromise on many things, but the one thing that should never be compromised is integrity. The concept behind this idea is that there has to be give and take from both parties in order to reach a middle ground and mutual agreement.
The truth is I can't be with you like this. I mean, I know I said that I could, but I can't. I just can't compromise myself like that. I mean I'm an emotional person. I feel things and I need to be able to get upset and talk about how I'm feeling. I mean that's just...that's who I am and I can't change it. I don't want to. And the thing is you know that, you knew it and you still pursued me because you want something with me, you just aren't strong enough to have it which...in a way makes you a coward. And the saddest part is that...one day you're gonna wake up and you're gonna realize what you missed and it's gonna be too late. (Felicity to Ben)