I'm Sorry, It's Your Fault: 4 Ways to Apologize to Your Spouse — and 3 Ways NOT To

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The Slow Poke
The "slow poke" likes to hold on to anger for extended periods of time ( for hours or days even.) They are so busy being angry that they don't even notice they may ... more 
Photo by: John D.
The Slow Poke
The "slow poke" likes to hold on to anger for extended periods of time ( for hours or days even.) They are so busy being angry that they don't even notice they may actually be wrong. And by the time they realize it, well ..what's the point in apologizing. less 
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Tue, Jul 16, 2013 12:40 PM EDT

Why do those two (or three) words wreak so much havoc in relationships? Why are they so hard to say? And why is it that when so many people say them, they get it wrong? People are getting it wrong because you can't just apologize any old way and expect that your mate will receive it. In your apology, you must be able to demonstrate that you truly regret the pain that you have caused and that you want to work towards resolution. So the apology is not only about saying the words, but it is about your demeanor - the way in which you say the words, and your actions that follow. Every relationship has its troubles. But if you address your issues in the right way, you have an opportunity to strengthen your bond. Click through for 4 ways to apologize, and 3 ways NOT to! -By Ronnie Tyler

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