How to Apologize To Your Partner After a Big Fight
All couples fight sometimes, and people that say they don’t are lying. If you’re going to spend your life with somebody, it’s only natural that you will clash from time to time. It’s a normal part of being in a relationship and if you know how to fight well and talk out your differences without getting too heated, it can actually improve your relationship in the future.
Unfortunately, fights don’t always go that way and sometimes, you end up getting angry and saying things that you don’t really mean and upsetting your partner. In those situations, the best thing to do is give yourself time to calm down, and then admit that you were wrong and apologize. A lot of men have trouble with this, especially if they’re stubborn, and they sometimes say the wrong thing and make it all worse. If you have had a big fight with your partner and you want to make things right again, here’s how to apologize properly.
Set Some Time Aside To Talk About It
If you are going to apologize properly, you need to sit down together and talk it out. It’s not enough to just say a quick sorry and hope everything goes back to normal. You need to talk about the reasons for the fight, why you were upset and how you can both improve things in the future. So, make some time when you can both sit down together and you won’t be interrupted so you can talk properly.
Bring A Peace Offering
A small peace offering can help to smooth things over and it’s a nice gesture to show that you are sorry for what happened. But this only works if you actually put some thought into it. Don’t just go and pick up some cheap gas station flowers, find a nice florist and spend some time picking out something that you are sure she will love. Don’t go for over the top expensive gifts either. You’re making a nice gesture but you are not giving them a gift in place of an apology. Showering them with expensive gifts will just make them think that you are trying to buy your way out of the problem without actually owning up to any wrongdoing.
Accept Blame (Even If You Don't Think You're Wrong)
It’s important that you accept blame for your part in the argument, and hopefully, they will do the same. If you can both accept that you were in the wrong and said things you shouldn’t have, you can focus on dealing with the cause of the argument in the first place. It’s not helpful if you go in there and start trying to play the blame game.
Spend Some Quality Time Together
After you have apologized and talked it out, it’s important that you spend some quality time together to strengthen your relationship. Plan a date night or a weekend away together in the near future so you can continue to build on your relationship and move past the fight.
Apologizing is never easy, but if you follow these steps, you can move forward with your relationship and improve things in the future.
- Written by James Hills
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