You stop short of making a deal with the devil, but you wouldn`t mind a swift compromise to end something that`s dragged on far too long. It`s really not such a bad idea. Getting some of what you wanted looks better if you were convinced of getting nothing at all. Settlements can be liberating as well as binding. When everyone keeps his or her part of the bargain, there`s that much less to worry about. Trust grows among people who can see their similarities through the differences. In time, you could even become friends or partners.