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A Surefire Way to Repair a Damaged Relationship

A Surefire Way to Repair a Damaged Relationship

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Cause Of Damaged Relationship

A hurtful or insensitive comment can create a chain of events resulting in a damaged relationship.

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An Example Of Starting A Fight Or Argument

When your partner gives you a gift, your face may have shown disappointment when you opened it. When your partner is hurt by your lack of appreciation for their effort, they shut down and you have no idea about how to handle the situation.

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it’s important to try.

In their words, “Although common, offenses that are left unresolved can poison people’s valued relationships.”

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH’S KARINA SCHUMANN AND ANNA DRAGOTTA 21

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Empathy Is The Way Of Effective Apology

Defining empathy as “the capacity to understand and share others’ perspectives and emotional states,”

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Sometimes Its Hard To Admit

that you’re in the wrong

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How To Feel Empathetic

You think of yourself as a caring and thoughtful person who wouldn’t hurt someone else.

you need to stop see yourself as the one who was in the right in case of the ill-fated gift, you would need to collect memories of a situation in which you gave a gift to someone who showed a similarly ungrateful response.

How did this make you feel?

These associations helps you become a little sympathetic towards your partner and heps to produce a heartfelt apology.

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Effective Apology Should Have Full Ingredients

  • remorse,
  • accepting responsibility,
  • admitting wrongdoing,
  • requesting forgiveness,
  • desire for repair, and
  • acknowledging harm.

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IDEAS CURATED BY

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CURATOR'S NOTE

Arguments and fights are common in the relationships. But an effective apology can give the relationship a new chance to blossom. Everybody needs to address the issues and practice empathy to apologize.

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