Do you know that so many relationships fail because partners’ find it so difficult to be sorry and apologise for a wrong done?
Being able to apologise only shows how strong and mature you are to handle a successful relationship.
These are some good tips to apologising the right way.
1. ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT YOU DID WRONG
The first bold step to apologising is to acknowledge that you are wrong, and not only that – acknowledge what you did wrong. This will give your partner an insight that the apology means a lot to you, and that you have thought things through.
2. LET IT BE SINCERE
Be sincere in your apology. If it’s not from the heart, then it’s not a sincere apology.
3. UNDERSTAND THAT IT MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH
If you’ve hurt your partner, you need to understand that apologising might not only be enough to make things right. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that once they have apologised, then you should accept and move on. It doesn’t always work this way, and if you’re sincere enough with your apology, you should be ready to work the path.
4. BE READY TO LISTEN
When you apologise to someone, a key art of apologising and winning their heart is to listen. Listen to what that person has to say, pay attention and make that person understand that you are truly hearing them and you feel what they feel. You can only do this when you listen, without interruptions, without making excuses and without trying to defend yourself.
5. ASK FOR FORGIVENESS
Apologising is one thing and asking for forgiveness is another. Many people apologise without asking for forgiveness. Ask your partner or that person you hurt for their forgiveness, and you’d be surprised at how things will move smoothly the moment they forgive you.
6. LEARN FROM IT
Learn from every wrong you did and try not to make the same mistake again – that’s the key part of apologising.
Knowing how to apologise is a strength and not a weakness, and every relationship partner should know how to do this.