It’s never too late to say sorry to anyone…
The world is continuing to witness so many conflicts!
The relationship may have ended decades ago but that does not mean you cannot apologize.
It’s never too late to apologize. Simply because many years have passed since the deed that did the damage doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bother.
A long overdue apology doesn’t indicate you want anything from the person in return. It doesn’t mean there’s a hidden agenda, you’re still in love with them or hoping to rekindle a romance. Neither does it mean you can undo all the hurt you caused.
Intense relationship letdowns can leave invisible scars that last a lifetime. You pick yourself up, put the hurt in a box and try your hardest to move on. As time passes, it becomes easier but betrayal shapes you.
If someone really breaks your heart, it shatters into a million pieces and you’re never quite the same again. Not all the apologies in the world can undo that – if only they could.
Unfortunately, the harsh reality is people make mistakes. They fall in lust with people they should not, betray people they once adored, tear down fairytale futures that have been jointly planned, and cause many shades of pain. Sometimes messy breakups can really change how you see yourself and hearing an apology can dismiss nagging doubts that are the hideous lingering hangover.
It’s vitally important to take responsibility for causing heartbreak in life.
In fact, several exes have wronged me in different ways and it would mean a great deal to me if they put their hand up and peacefully nodded to close that chapter. Why? It’s the right thing to do.
I’ve often sat and reflected, wondering how on earth some people sleep at night; they show no flicker or remorse and appear to have blissfully moved on. Baffling.
Sometimes it can take years of a turbulent emotional journey for people to recognize, accept and take full responsibility for wrongdoing. Ego often hinders knocking on someone’s inbox cap in hand.
But, when guilt finally catches up with you, or you find yourself in the headspace to wave a white flag, you should.
It’s often said that if years have passed you should keep an apology to yourself and live with it. What a depressing suggestion!
A genuine, heartfelt apology with purely good intentions is always important. It is never too late to try to make something right.
A heartfelt apology…
IS – sincere acknowledgement you did wrong to another human being.
IS NOT – an invitation to harp on about your own suffering.
IS – assuming the damage you caused was a big deal.
IS NOT – half-hearted, lightened with jokes or avoiding eye contact.
DO – Stick to what you actually did. Be clear about what you’re apologizing for.
DON’T – expect to be forgiven. This isn’t about easing your own guilt.
DO – Really, mean it.
DON’T – let your actions afterwards prove you haven’t learnt your lesson.
DOESN’T – mean you are wrong.
IS – You value the person more than being right.
Transform the EGO into Humanity! You can’t make a better place for others when you have so much of hatred and guilt within!
When a person says sorry when he is wrong – It’s called Honest
When a person says sorry when he is not sure – It’s called Wise
When a person says sorry even when he is right – Is called Husband 😛
It’s the little things in life, which makes big differences.
Your life is worth living; do not just spend it in surviving!
Sourced from bodyandsoul.com.au | Author: Corrine Barraclough