.....and to be honest, I personally am stubborn and don't like to. However, we all know that in a marriage, there are going to be disagreements and arguments are going to occur. It is inevitable. As a result, sometimes we may say or do things to upset or hurt our spouse. These three simple words to express an apology to our partner can make all the difference in the world.
As obvious as this may be, sometimes we tend to forget that we are all are human beings and we make mistakes, especially in the middle of a heated argument. We are ready to defend our point of view and we want to get our points across; make our partner see where we are coming from. I know I have personally been guilty of this many times even when I was in the wrong.
Now I'm not saying every disagreement leads to someone being right, and someone being wrong. Sometimes we just agree to disagree, but taking the initiative to admit when you are wrong when the situation arises can go a long way. Saying "I'm Sorry" is so simple, but can change the dynamics in a situation, and even long term can contribute to a successful marriage. Even in more serious situations where just apologizing isn't going to cut it, it is a excellent start to mending problems. It is the first step in taking responsibility and being accountable for your own actions in order to move forward.
So, as I sit here and write this post, there are no profound words of wisdom, or deep thoughts to express; just recognition for everyone to remember to tell your spouse you are sorry when you are wrong. It is simple, yet for many, this is easier said than done.
I had to remind myself of this not too long ago because like I admitted....I don't like to, and that is mostly due to the fact that I believe most of the time I'm right. Its the stubborn side of me I know I need to work on, but I am working on it.