Two words never have had such a significant impact and meaning to your spouse. And we cannot overestimate that importance!
We’re going to keep this one pretty short. It has been something the two of us have learned so much about in our first two years of marriage.
You may have heard the line made famous from the 1970’s movie Love Story: “Love means you never have to say you’re sorry.” That is absolutely wrong!
Love means saying you’re sorry and being genuine about it.
Misunderstanding and hurt is inevitable in marriage. So saying you’re sorry is one of the most simple things you can do to help your relationship.
A quick three things:
- Saying your sorry means you recognize your behavior has an impact on those around you.
- Saying your sorry avoids the cycle of fighting about who is right.
- Saying your sorry builds trust and mutual respect.
We try to remember this. Of course, like everyone, we fail but we are constantly learning and striving to be better to each other.
As simple as this issue is, we may be back to expand on it later because it is so important to a marriage.
Have a great weekend!