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take the rough with the smooth

to accept the unpleasant parts of a situation as well as the pleasant parts: That's relationships for you - you have to take the rough with the smooth.
(Definition of take the rough with the smooth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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