You aren’t perfect, you make mistakes — we all do, and it’s our imperfections that lead to the frictions in our relationships.
Also, not apologising for those mistakes will lead to the breakdown of your relationship. However, no matter the misunderstanding that comes along the way, a simple apology can save your relationship a lot of stress.
These are some things you should be willing to apologise for:
1. FOR NOT PLAYING YOUR PART
Relationship is all about role playing; a man has a role to play and a woman has a role to play in a relationship. If you don’t play your role well, there’ll be friction. But a partner who doesn’t play his/her role in the relationship must be willing to apologise.
2. FOR STARTING A QUARREL
If you have a quarrel with your partner and the quarrel was started by you, you should be willing to say “I’m sorry”; this will ease a lot of tension.
3. IF YOU WERE WRONG AND YOUR PARTNER WAS RIGHT
You probably must have had a misunderstanding with your partner and at the end of the day, your partner was right and you were wrong. If in a situation like this, just apologise to your partner. Don’t let your ego get in the way of you saying you’re sorry.
4. NOT MAKING CHANGES
Listening is a very important part of every relationship. When you listen to your partner, you avail yourself to changes, in the sense that you’d know what areas you need to make changes. When you fail to make changes, you frustrate your partner, and you should apologise for that.
5. NOT PAYING QUALITY ATTENTION
Attention is very important in a relationship; your partner needs your time and attention, and if you cannot meet that, you should apologise for it.
6. FOR EVERY FORM OF NONCHALANCE
Every act of nonchalance could be frustrating on your partner’s side, and sometimes it’s easy to be nonchalant, but you should be ready to apologise to your partner for every nonchalant step you take, because it could be very demoralising to your partner.
Apologies don’t cost a thing; rather it saves you from a lot of things that will weaken your relationship.