reconcile (oneself) to (something)

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reconcile (oneself) to (something)

To accept or come to terms with something one must deal with, especially an undesirable, difficult, or troubling situation or set of circumstances. We had finally reconciled ourselves to a life without children, when against all odds Linda managed to become pregnant! I've reconciled myself to never truly loving my job.
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reconcile oneself to something

to grow to feel comfortable with an undesirable or challenging situation. John reconciled himself to living alone. Anne reconciled herself to having to wear glasses.
See also: reconcile, to
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Having rallied, with the elasticity of childhood, from the shock caused by her mother's death, she soon became a pet with the women, and reconciled herself to this new life in her moving canvas-covered home.
"Your only reason is that you love me!" he murmured with an eloquent gesture, and for want of a better reason Madame de Cintre reconciled herself to this one.
She was kind of mixed about it before but she has now reconciled herself to her dad's life being somewhat charted.
She has reconciled herself to her fate and is happy making a living out of singing toli badhais (singing and dancing for alms).
And her kidney problems mean that she has reconciled herself to the fact that she will probably never be able to have children of her own.
After a few months of unhappiness, Linney reconciled herself to her new life by enrolling in PhD courses at the University of South Florida, a 90-minute commute from her home in Orlando.
In time, Martha reconciled herself to the fact that having a child of her own was not an option for her, but that she truly wanted to have a child.
She has reconciled herself to cutting down on her social life to prepare for the spate of entrance exams to MBA institutes that'll begin next year.
When she's searching for a reason why she might accept him, he says, "Your only reason is that you love me," and Claire's response, described by the narrator, is not exactly a ringing endorsement: "for want of a better reason Madame de Cintre reconciled herself to this one." Newman basically accepts his own proposal.
The brave former Big Brother star has now reconciled herself to the fact she may have just months to live.
Diane didn't speak to her father for 20 years but eventually reconciled herself to contacting him in Jamaica, where he now lives: 'I had to deal with a lot of anger and thoughts of 'I don't care', but I realised I had to get in touch in the end.'
She was experiencing back spasms, but had reconciled herself to living with it.
The forthright Solihull star made her name in top TV programmes like Waiting For God, Tenko, Talking Heads, A Bit of a Do and the sourpuss Mrs Featherstone in Open All Hours, but says she's reconciled herself to the fact that she probably won't have a TV series again.
This may have been, in part, one of the ways she reconciled herself to her situation.
While Frau Stein had actually paid a "secret" visit to a Carmel under construction in her area the year before, and since then had written a few notes to Edith, she had never explicitly reconciled herself to Edith's conversion and vocation.