Accommodation is an asset to couples who seek to break away from conflict patterns of negativity and retaliation. When there are high levels of trust in relationships, accommodation can, in turn, result in high levels of satisfaction and trust. Often times, conflict can lead to uncooperative communication and retaliation. If you seek to find that common ground, try breaking away from the patterns of negativity and avoidance. When you accommodate (or yield to the situation) this has better success when you are the dominating party. What does this mean? If you feel you hold a power position in this relationship, you could benefit from accommodating or yielding to your partner/cohort.