While compromise is a necessary part of any relationship, it is especially important for Sagittarius. This is true in part to the fact that the Sagittarius is quite capable of taking care of himself and doesn’t need someone in order to meet his daily needs. He is quite content to fend for himself and go about his daily business alone. In fact, it is very difficult for the Sagittarius to make a commitment to a long-term relationship or marriage, so if you are fortunate enough to get him to make the commitment, you will discover the necessity for compromising.
One of the first things you need to learn is you cannot control or dominate a Sagittarius. The Archer must always be in control of his own life and will not allow anyone else to attempt to have a hold over him. No matter how much he may love his partner, if she attempts to put him on a leash he will quickly walk away and not even think twice about looking back. It is very difficult for him to commit to a long-term relationship as it is, so anyone who attempts to control him will be left standing in the cold.
It is also important to allow the Sagittarius to explore his mind and those things that surround him. He is a very intelligent human being and has a deep need for not just adventure but for finding answers to everything that surrounds him. If you are not the adventurous type, you will have a very difficult time meeting the needs of your Sagittarius mate. On the other hand if you are willing to join him in the things he enjoys even if you don’t really enjoy it, you will find he greatly appreciates you and your company. Instead of refusing to join in those activities he enjoys, swallow your pride and join in—at least some of the time.
One thing the Sagittarius doesn’t like is people who are boring. Because their minds are so active they must always be doing things that provide challenges. You might make them very happy if you give them a gift of a large crossword puzzle or engage in a game that challenges them to think such as some type of trivia game. If you travel with them to a deserted island, they will still want to find out everything about their surroundings; they will not be content with just those things that are in their immediate view. They always need to know what, how and why for everything in life.
The Sagittarius is also a very upbeat personality and likes the people around him to be the same way. If you are sad being around a Sagittarius will quickly change your mood, and that is just the way he likes it. You also must accept him for what he is—never try to change the Archer into something other than what he is or you will displease him immensely.