Are you tired of waiting for your husband to apologize? Perhaps only for this time, only once but to really, really apologize sincerely now?
Well, is possible that you are never going to know what an open, valid and sincere apology looks like…if your passive aggressive partner is worth his salt, he will never accept any wrongdoing or hurt done to you or to the relationship….If he never apologizes, you are missing the jewel of marital life: a true reconciliation based on his acknowledgement of wrong done. And, of course, you can’t use your forgiveness either!
Want to know what a decent apology looks like?
The Art of Manliness has posted quite the courageous blog post: “How to apologize like a man.”
The article is practical, honest and realistic, discussing topics like why guys don’t apologize, when they should apologize, when they should not to apologize, and how to apologize to a loving wife.
Some of the tips on the art of apology include:
- Write it if you can’t say it.
- Be sincere.
- Take complete responsibility.
- Express your understanding of why you were wrong and the weight of your mistakes.
- Offer to make restitution.
- Prove your contrition with your repair actions.
The kind of attitude described here is so honest, true and principled, that is difficult not to think that here is the true masculinity.
This description of what emotional integrity looks like is very powerful!
So we all can know what is missing from passive aggressive marriages, here is the opposite reality. Way to be manly, Art of Manliness!