He cheated. You were not speaking to him after an argument you had which made him think the relationship was over.
He hit or mistreated you but didn’t mean it.
He lied but you never asked questions. It was fib by omission, a little white lie.
He said, “I’m sorry” for all the indiscretions, absolving him of any wrongdoing. It’s water under the bridge now, right?
Two of the most overused words in the English language. Sometimes, I think we’ve become so accustomed to using it that it’s often taken for granted.
Relationships can feel like an obstacle course at times. It requires a specific set of skills to manage the various challenges. Whether tied to parents, siblings, friends, boss, co-workers or love interest. Each of these relationships demands patience, understanding, compromise and empathy. We are not perfect beings, therefore, situations will arise that call for a certain level of forgiveness. The question is – where is the threshold, when do we say “Enough!” How many times can we hear “I’m Sorry” before it’s game over?
Apologies, when used sparingly and with intention may be well received. The words are meant to express regret. We’ve all had a moment of repent. Forgiveness is necessary to turn the page on hurtful situations.
The key to apologies is not allowing individuals to use them as a bandaid for bad behavior. Don’t repeatedly be the cause of someone’s pain or let anyone create havoc in your life and get away with it on a simple “I’m Sorry.” Though, you should be sympathetic to others, primary loyalty is owed to the woman you see in the mirror every day. She’s the one you will live with for the rest of days.
I’m sorry, you’ve had to endure any ugly in your life. It’s time you forgive yourself for letting people take advantage and give you less than you deserve. Going forward, be more selective of those that get clemency. How about if they try to not do things to be sorry for…
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