What Makes a Good Apology? 4 Key Elements.

March 8th, 2012

If your partner has done the unimaginable, such as have an affair, what makes an apology from him or her a good one, that allows you to heal from the pain and rebuild your marriage?

There’s an art to an apology—and not everyone is good at it. There are even some people who are incapable of apologizing: it would simply cost them too much to admit to being wrong.

In this blog, we’ll explore the art of the apology, and I’ll offer you some ideas on how to recognize a good apology: it includes 4 key elements. Please keep reading…

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Evaluating the Idea of Forgiveness in Your Marriage

July 6th, 2011

Whether your spouse has said they’re sorry and asked for your forgiveness or not, you may still struggle with the idea of forgiving their heinous, cheating actions.

It’s a thorny question: should you forgive your cheating spouse, or should you not offer them the absolution of your forgiveness? And if they haven’t asked for forgiveness, what does it mean for you?

Read on to determine the answer that fits your situation.

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The Importance of Apologizing

June 9th, 2009

The Importance of Apologizing

There are two little words that can go a long way to saving your marriage and keeping it healthy and happy for years to come. Those words are: “I’m sorry.”

I can’t tell you how many couples I have seen that have a problem with apologizing. People often get so caught up in their own way of seeing things that they can’t even muster an apology for simple offenses like leaving the cap off the toothpaste or forgetting to take out the garbage.

Unfortunately it seems that apologizing only becomes that much more difficult as problems get more sophisticated. A forgotten birthday or anniversary, hurtful words said in the heat of an argument, or a late night out with friends when you promised to be home for your family are all events that deserve a full and authentic apology. However, a lot of people react with defensiveness and anger instead of apologizing for situations like these.

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