Learning how to make sincere apologies to your partner is important in keeping a peaceful relationship. With relationship comes vulnerability, and with vulnerability comes the opportunity of getting hurt. When you hurt a loved one, there are times when a sincere apology text or saying sorry isn’t enough. To know how to make sincere apologies to your spouse, read on.
How to Say Sorry | Sincere Apologies to Make It Up to Your Spouse
- Apologize Sincerely from Your Heart
- Make Every Effort to Regain Your Mate’s Trust
- Ask for Forgiveness
- Be Patient
- What to Do When Sorry Isn’t Enough
1. Apologize Sincerely from Your Heart
Do you know the best way to apologize for hurting someone you love? Mean what you say. This is the first thing you need to keep in mind if you want to make sincere apologies to your spouse. Use a language that expresses your earnest concern. Leave out blame and excuses. Right now, you want to express your regret for hurting your mate.
2. Make Every Effort to Regain Your Mate’s Trust
It will be up to your mate, rather than you, how long this process will take. It may take a few hours or it may take a few days or even months, depending on the offense and the depth of the wound. Check in with your mate. See how they’re doing. Ask what you can do to regain their trust. They may or may not know what it takes to earn their trust again. The trust that has been built over the years can be broken at a moment’s time. Go through the process to regain your spouse’s trust. Let your bond together be stronger than the offense that has occurred.
3. Ask for Forgiveness
If you need to ask for forgiveness from your mate, do it quickly. Don’t let time go by. The more time that goes by, the more challenging it will become. In a healthy relationship, it’s never the aim of one mate to hurt the other. For example, you may have meant what you said, but the delivery of your message was harsher than your mate could bear. Ask for forgiveness.
Example: “Baby, I never intended for my words to upset you. Please know that I have your best interest at heart. Forgive me for any hurt I may have caused you. I will work to not do it again.”
4. Be Patient
Do you know what to do when you hurt someone’s feelings? Be patient with yourself and your mate. Your relationship is growing and changing day-by-day. Be easygoing with each other. One day, you’ll look back and give a testimony to how you made it through.
Be encouraged to look at an offense in the big scheme of things. Place it into perspective in relation to your life together. How does this fit into the years of good you’ve created together?
What to Do When Sorry Isn’t Enough
There are times when those two little words don’t convey the depth of how you feel. What do you do when “I’m sorry” doesn’t always make amends for the offense that has been suffered?
Apologize sincerely from your heart. Make every effort to regain your mate’s trust. Ask for forgiveness. Be patient.
Watch this video from Jay Cadet about what you can do to rebuild trust in your relationship aside from making sincere apologies:
These ways on how to make sincere apologies will peacefully solve any conflict going on between the two of you. It may hurt now, but it’s just one challenge amidst the many good things you have going right now in your marriage. When saying sorry isn’t enough, take action. Love hard. Leave it all on the table. Let your spouse know how much you care about protecting their heart from hurt.
What are some actions you’ve taken to make sincere apologies? Share them in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 29, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.