After sharing with you how to be a perfect romantic partner, let’s take it a step ahead. Making mistakes is as human as not making them. But, admitting your mistake after you have committed one is not always easy. There is that nagging bit of ego in you that stops you from going up and say “Sorry”. This initial delay slowly fills up the gap between the two of you. When you finally realize how deep rooted the damage is, it’s beyond your control and you can’t repair it anymore. So my first suggestion would be to admit your mistake at the first available opportunity and get it sorted out. Sleeping over issues like these do more harm than good. If you save it for a later time, you might feel more embarrassed to admit your mistake later on.
It’s normal human behavior to try and shift the blame on another. It takes a lot to own up to a mistake and take responsibility for a goof up. Putting the blame on someone else for the mistake you committed will not resolve the matter, it will only set off a blame-game scenario. Making excuses or trying to cover up for your mistakes instead of owning up to them only digs up a deeper hole for you. When you are in a situation where you have to take the responsibility and there’s no way you can avoid it, take the blame with dignity.
The best part about realizing and admitting your mistake is that you get to make it up to the person you have wronged. You must also keep in mind that you should not repeat the mistake. Repeating a mistake is a clear indication that your apologies were not sincere and the person is less likely to believe you the next time around. So take great care about this. I wouldn’t say I have been able to stick to these rules myself, but I have always made an honest try to do so! How do you express your apologies? Do you feel hesitant in owning up to your mistakes? I’m all ears!