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Sorry can be the HARDEST thing to say to your spouse — I am sure you agree!
By saying so, you are admitting that you’ve messed up and have hurt among those people that you love the most. It is never easy.
But the thing is, we’re all human and we make mistakes. And regrettably, sometimes we make mistakes that really hurt our spouses.
When this occurs, it’s our job to take responsibility for our actions and apologize, EVEN whenever your mistake is so BIG you really feel like there is nearly “too much” to apologize for.
It is a fact that the deeper the hurt, the longer the recovery process will take.
Continue below to learn what these steps are, and feel free to talk about experiences and your own thoughts at the conclusion. Desperate To Get My Husband Back
5 Step to Say “I Am Sorry” and Really Mean It. Desperate To Get My Husband Back
1. Forgive yourself
You could be thinking something like: “How in the world could I ever forgive myself?” Or “How do an apology start with ME?”
However there are several reasons why it is necessary to attempt to make peace with yourself once you have made a mistake.
To start with, dwelling on self-loathing and remorseful thoughts is going to use up all of your emotional energy.
This isn’t going to be useful for you or your marriage, as it keeps the focus on the issue, rather than what you can do to repair it. If you can accept the mistake you’ve made, you’ll have the ability to focus your energy on what you can do in order to make up for it.
Allow me to be clear here. By forgiving yourself, you are not clearing yourself of any blame… You freely admit that you have made a mistake.
But you’re also acknowledging that the behaviour you have done wrong does not mean you are a bad person as a whole and you have the opportunity to be your very best self from now on…
2. Apologize to your spouse and take full responsibility
In regards to stating sorry, the earlier the better. But, an apology has to be said with feeling and genuine sincerity to be effective.
So you need time before you confer with your spouse, take this moment to calm down. An angry or sarcastic apology will only make the situation even more worse.
As hard as it can, look into your partner’s eyes once you go to apologize to them.
For instance; “I’m so sorry that I forgot we had plans for dinner tonight. I know how much you had been looking forward to going out and how disappointed and hurt you must’ve felt when I came home late”.
Last, never never NEVER say “I’m sorry” and follow this up with a “but” or an excuse.
For instance: “I am so sorry that I forgot we had plans for dinner tonight. I know how much you had been looking forward to going out and how frustrated and hurt you have to’ve felt when I arrived home. BUT the reason I forgot about dinner is because YOU didn’t remind me this morning. You know I am busy with work and find it hard to keep track of what is happening occasionally”.
This will make your apology meaningless, and even indicate that you are BLAMING your partner — that is only going to push them further away.
So take full responsibility for the actions… don’t attempt to downplay your mistake to make yourself feel better (because believe me, it won’t work!) And focus only on YOUR actions, not your spouse’s. Desperate To Get My Husband Back
3. Make promises for the future
Come up with a plan to make certain your mistake won’t be repeated in the future and convey this to your spouse. Just make sure any promises you make could be followed up on.
“I have absolutely no further contact with that person. I will delete him/her from my phone, Facebook, Twitter, and will inform you immediately if he/she tries to get in touch with me.
I am pleased to give you access to all my account and my phone if this would be helpful to you|If that would be helpful to you, I’m pleased to give you access. I promise to keep in communication with you and from now on I will always be at home when I say I will.
I truly wish to make this work and will do anything it takes. I will clear my schedule outside of work so that I could spend as much time with you as possible — as much time as you are comfortable with at this time.” Desperate To Get My Husband Back
4. Accept your spouse’s reaction
A frequent assumption that a partner frequently makes is that when they have apologized, their spouse or spouse should stop being angry or sad and give forgiveness to them.
And when this does not happen, the apologizing spouse explodes and says something along the lines of: “I have just apologized! What more to you need me to do?! Why can not you just accept it and move on?!”
The thing is, you can ask your husband or wife for their forgiveness, but you can’t FORCE them to forgive you. Whether they do or not is their own choice.
So don’t expect anything from your spouse at the moment.
Yes, you are making yourself vulnerable and yes, it may feel excruciating being met angry words or by your spouse’s silence. This truly is the HARDEST part about saying “I’m sorry”.
So avoid acting defensively AT ALL COSTS, despite the fact that this may be your first instinct — as it is only going to undo the good you have done by apologizing.
And now is certainly not the time to begin pointing fingers and trying to get back at your spouse for whatever they have done.
All you can do now, as hard as it can be, is give your spouse time to come to terms with your own apology and see for themselves that the adjustments in your behavior. Forgiveness will come with time. Desperate To Get My Husband Back
5. Follow your apology up with positive actions
Saying sorry is important, but it isn’t sufficient on its own to heal your spouse’s hurt and move. It’s the ACTIONS that follow which really do most of the relationship fixing.
Apologies have to be backed up with favorable changes in behaviour, as otherwise your partner will eliminate faith in you and also will end up more hurt and betrayed as a result.
If you have betrayed your spouse in some way, the secret is to be ABSOLUTELY transparent with your spouse in future — do not try to hide or cover anything up.
Keep the lines of communication open and be honest about what — where you’re, what you’re doing, who you are with, what you’re spending… EVERYTHING.
This might appear counter-intuitive, however, the truth is that your partner is very likely to be feeling very vulnerable right now, and their trust in you has been ruined. So in order for their hope to be regained, you need to leave literally no doubts in their mind.
And remember, one huge gesture of flowers and chocolates after you have messed up is nice, but it’s not likely to have the same effect as constant small actions to improve your behaviour and show your partner how much you appreciate them.
Even if your partner doesn’t take your apology straight away, DO NOT GIVE UP. By continuing to demonstrate how sorry you are through loving actions, you’ve got the best hope of regaining their love and trust. Desperate To Get My Husband Back