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How-To: Admit You’re Wrong


We’ve all had the argument with a roommate, boyfriend, or best friend. When it comes time to say sorry, sometimes we get more defensive then apologetic. Follow these tips to learn how to say it like you mean it!

Be The Bigger Person. Whether you started the argument or not, the hardest part is actually talking about what happened. Don’t ignore each other! Approach the person and say you want to smooth things over. It will feel good to know you initiated fixing the problem, and give you the chance to start saying how you feel.

Think First. If the argument just happened, your feelings are going to be ten times more intense then if a day had passed. Before you talk things over, think about what you are going to say. It is easy to sound attacking or defensive, and you don’t want to do either or nothing will get accomplished. Pause before you speak every time to make sure you won’t regret what you are saying!

Hug It Out. Don’t dwell on the past. Regardless of who did what, move on. Staying focused on the past won’t let the relationship move forward, and in the end it will turn into resent. One argument should not define your relationship!

A Blissful Belle should recognize that apologies are not a sign of weakness. It takes a strong person to admit they’re wrong. Fix your relationships now before it is too late!

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About Carolina Herrera

BA in Interpersonal Communication Masters of Science in Journalism Candidate Medill Northwestern University

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This entry was posted on October 11, 2011 by in How-to, Savvy Belle and tagged , , , , , .
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