Publisher: Independently Published
Published: May 7 2021
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Ultimate Practical Ways of Enhancing Intimacy, Nurturing and Connecting Affectionately with Your Partner
I'm sorry. Possibly two of the most powerful words in the English language. Yet, these words are often avoided and easily choked on! Why do we struggle to say these two simple words? I'm sorry. Words so powerful it restores relationships. I'm sorry swings open the way to forgiveness and grace. I'm sorry releases the power of our mistake and grants freedom.
We avoid these two powerful words because we don't look to the end result. Instead we look to the immediate future and tremble with fear. We grasp on to pride and point to the other person. Stubbornly, we cross our arms refusing to take responsibility. We say no to making a change and transforming.
Saying nothing leads to increased hurt and hardened hearts. The lack of resolution builds like a losing game of Tetris. Remember that? The shapes just keep building until they climb so high there's no way out. It's never too late to say I'm sorry. It's also never too soon.
The benefits of apologizing
Apologizing is vital, since it helps to smooth any conflict and re-establish a spiritual connection with the partner. If you master the art of apologizing, it will help you reduce relationship stress and to move on from conflicts and tensions.
When you apologize, you admit that you may be wrong, which is a threat to our ego and our pride. You should learn how to be objective and admit your mistakes, and not to allow your egocentrism to blind you.
Some people see an apology as a confirmation of guilt and, as a result, of responsibility for the conflict. They mistakenly believe that if they apologize, then the other person wouldn't realize his or her own wrong behavior. This is false. Apologizing in fact opens the lines of communication, and stimulates empathy and understanding on both sides.