Nothing is ever achieved by a stubborn standoff of wills.
In every relationship, friendship, agreement or involvement, there has to be some given and take. Sometimes, it is necessary and appropriate for one person to bend just a little further than the other, at least for a while, in order to bring about a degree of resolve.
The questions the bender has to ask are: "How much do I want to maintain the relationship or connection?" and "How far should I bend?" Bending is an act of conciliation and not always a sign of weakness.
Taking things too far, however, can be at the expense of principles. There is a fine line between bending and standing ground. Either way we must live with the consequences of our action. Life always goes on, regardless!