Are You Broke? Does It Affect Your Relationship?
Breakdowns happen in relationships and being broke is not an extraordinary situation for someone to be in. Despite our best intentions, there are moments in relationships in which one or both partners is careless with words, where feelings get hurt, when anger is unfairly displaced.There are also times where there is insensitivity to the other’s feelings, where we do or say things that we regret or that cause harm, and more. Sometimes, we tend to keep an issue a secret like being broke because we are scared.
This is not to justify or excuse such transgressions, but to acknowledge the inevitability of these situations. It is of course a good idea to do everything that we can to minimize the magnitude and frequency of our transgressions, but when they do occur, the next best thing is to exercise damage control. This process generally involves the repairing of trust that has been broken or perceived to have been violated.
Saying “I’m Sorry”
While sometimes a simple “I’m sorry”, may be sufficient to restore goodwill after a breakdown, in many cases, particularly those in which there has been a more serious upset, it will require more than this to restore good will.
A sincere apology involves more than making statement of regret over having caused pain or difficulty for another person. It is of course, a good beginning but it will often require more than this to complete the process.
When I Was Broke And…
How Important Apology Is?
Apologizing gets easier with practice, and if you’re like most of us, you’ll get plenty of opportunities for that, and each one can strengthen the qualities that great relationships require, including compassion, vulnerability, patience, commitment, and intentional, to name a few. In the process it becomes possible to not only restore love and goodwill to your relationship, but to upgrade it beyond the level where it had previously been.
Remember: apologizing doesn’t make you less of a person; it is more likely to make you more worthy of respect in the eyes of others. It is a reflection of integrity, not of weakness. And it will enhance, not diminish the strength of your relationship. Are those enough reasons to apologize?