I’m sorry!


Making an apology can be a difficult task, it means admitting that you were wrong and swallowing some pride to do it. Because of this, often couples avoid apologizing, or make half-hearted attempts because the discomfort they feel is too confronting.

You can blame, you can make excuses, you can deflect responsibility, or you can live in denial. All of these choices will protect your pride, but they won’t heal your marriage.

Here are 4 steps to make a proper apology:

1️⃣ Show sincere regret for how you’ve hurt your partner

2️⃣ Take responsibility for what you have done

3️⃣ Ask for their forgiveness

4️⃣ Fix the problem you caused by your behaviour if you can

The truth is that we all make mistakes so as you forgive your partner, do your best to let the incident go. Sometimes that may take time and it may be that their actions need to do the talking, but an authentic apology, followed by forgiveness, has the power to free up hurt hearts and give your marriage the best opportunity to believe in each other again.

Resentment is the result of many undealt with hurts, don’t let it destroy the love and intimacy in your marriage.

💥 CONSIDER how you currently apologize. Are there any steps that get left out when you make an apology to your partner?

Have a great week!

Rick & Fi ❤️

About the Author

Fiona Leeworthy

Fiona is a Counsellor & Family Therapist (MCouns, GradDip Psycho, AdvDipFamTherapy and her husband Rick is a businessman, speaker and mentor. Together they share a passion to help couples build strong & healthy relationships in the midst of a busy life.

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