Saying, “I’m sorry” can be tough sometimes. If you want to keep the peace in
your home however, learning how to apologize the right way is an
essential skill every husband and wife should master.
Here’s a quick list of tips on how to apologize and get it right every time, so you can
stay out of trouble and stay in the loving arms of your spouse!
1. Say it Like You Mean It
This is the first one because it’s the most obvious! Don’t apologize if
you don’t mean it. Doing that will only make the problem or whatever may
have occurred that warranted the apology worse. Being insincere with an
apology is the same as not apologizing at all.
2. Make Eye Contact
Always look the person in the eye. This allows for you to make a
connection and truly communicate your sincerity. Don’t fidget or
flounder about when it’s time to speak up. Look him or her in the eye
and speak from the heart.
3. Watch Your Non-Verbals
So much of how we communicate and subsequently how it’s received has to
do with how things are said. Have you heard the phrase, “It’s not what
you say, but how you say it?” Your nonverbal communication cues play a
role in that.
If you are trying to apologize to your spouse, be mindful of your facial
expressions, doing things like rolling your eyes, or presenting
defensive body language (like standing with your arms folded). Sending
certain nonverbal cues may overshadow the intention of your apology.