Why do those two (or three) words wreak so much havoc in relationships? Why are they so hard to say? And why is it that when so many people say them, they get it wrong? People are getting it wrong because you can’t just apologize any old way and expect that your mate will receive it. In your apology, you must be able to demonstrate that you truly regret the pain that you have caused and that you want to work towards resolution. So the apology is not only about saying the words, but it is about your demeanor – the way in which you say the words, and your actions that follow.
Author and relationship coach Nancy Pina says:
The good news is there a method to apologizing that will not only allow your words to be heard, but also lead to emotional healing. The key is to learn how to ask for forgiveness that conveys the message of regret in a manner your significant needs to hear to accept your apology.
Every relationship has its troubles. But if you address your issues in the right way, you have an opportunity to strengthen your bond.
Check out these 10 apologies that suck and then check out 4 tips that will help you say “I’m Sorry” in the right way.