1. ADMIT YOU ARE WRONG

Many grown ups are not humble enough to admit to their fault. Will you mess up your love just because of your pride?

2. EXPLAIN WHY YOU DID WHAT YOU DID

Give the background sequence of events that led to you being on the wrong. A blank apology doesn’t address the issue

3. HEAR FROM YOUR PARTNER HOW HE/SHE FEELS

Allow your partner to vent, cry, shout, and tell you how much your actions/words pain him/her. Emotions and hurt shouldn’t be hidden if true reconcilition and healing is to occur. This also shows you care for your partner’s feelings

4. SAY SORRY

Let your partner hear you say those words, ‘I am sorry, please forgive me’

5. COMMIT TO NOT DOING IT AGAIN

Say you won’t repeat the mistake again and mean it. An apology is empty if it’s not sincere

6. HEAR FROM YOUR PARTNER IF YOU ARE FORGIVEN

Get to hear your partner tell you ‘I forgive you’. It has to be official

7. THANK YOUR SPOUSE FOR FORGIVING YOUR

Appreciate the goodness of your partner’s heart to forgive you. It takes love to overlook your wrong, don’t take that for granted

8. AGREE ON A PLAN TO KEEP THE WRONG FROM BEING REPEATED

This is why it is important to know the history that led to you doing or saying wrong; you two get to agree on what to do to prevent it from happening again

9. SEAL IT WITH A KISS

Kiss as soon you are given an official forgiveness. Now that your partner has forgiven you, your lips will be well-received

10. MAKE LOVE

Your spouse’s heart feels safe because you care, you feel pardoned; make passionate love to bring you two even closer. Make-up sex

11. DO SOMETHING SWEET

Go out of your way to make your partner smile: leave a love note under the pillow, buy her flowers or a gift, cook his favourite meal, take a photo of the both you happy and frame it, cater to each other

12. TAKE YOUR PARTNER OUT ON A DATE

Go out on a romantic and memorable date. Look into each other’s eyes, melt each other’s hearts, dress up and go out for a night to remember

13. AFFIRM EACH OTHER’S LOVE

Tell each other how much you love and mean to each other, leave no doubt about your love, show that you two still have love, ‘you’re still the one that I love’

14. ACTUALLY CHANGE

The best kind of sorry is when you actually change. Let your partner see a new you

15. DON’T KEEP A RECORD OF WRONGS

Don’t keep reminding each other of your wrongs, move past the mistakes

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