Take a look at many relationships and marriages, and you’ll discover one thing – “I am sorry” are the three hardest words that sincerely come out of the lips of a partner; even when most partners say it, it’s usually cold, hard and insincere.
Saying sorry to your partner is very important and will help your relationship/marriage more than you think.
1. IT STARTS A HEALING PROCESS
Once you tell your partner sorry, it starts a healing process in not just your partner’s heart, but your heart as well. You throw off a heavy burden off each other’s shoulders and it makes reconciliation easier.
2. YOU TEACH YOUR PARTNER
Your partner could also learn from you, your kids could also learn from you. Learning to say sorry is a good habit, and it could affect the people around you.
3. IT SHOWS YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR PARTNER’S WELFARE
Saying sorry to your partner shows that you truly care about how your partner feels and you care about making your partner feel better.
4. IT SHOWS VALUE
It also shows that you value your relationship and you aren’t ready to let a single incident ruin the relationship.
5. PROVIDES A STRONG FOUNDATION
Learning to say sorry provides a strong foundation for your relationship to grow. When the tension that comes with misunderstanding is eased off, your relationship with your partner can then move forward.
6. IT BUILDS RESPECT
When you say sorry, it’s a sign of respect, and it shows that you’re respectful towards your partner’s feeling and emotions. Partners who say sorry to each other tend to respect each other more than partners who don’t, and this respect will also move to other parts of the relationship.
7. IT HELPS YOU MOVE ON
Saying sorry provides a healing ground for you to move on. When you fail to say sorry, you and your partner might remain stuck in that point. Saying sorry provides a leeway for tension to exit, thereby helping you and your partner to move on.
Saying “I’m sorry” might just be the most mature thing you could do in your relationship.