Forgiveness In Relationships

My favorite quote on forgiveness , “Mistakes are always forgivable if

they are admitted”.  ( Bruce Lee).  When you find yourself in the

position   of apologizing to you partner, remember to acknowledge

what you

are apologizing for.  Never say, ” I am sorry you got hurt”, or ” I know

you are sensitive”.  Those are neither sincere or believable.  Be direct

and say, ” I am sorry that I forgot to pick you up for work and you

stood out in the rain, that must have been miserable”.  It doesn’t

matter whether your actions were accidental.  The important

piece is that your partner got hurt.