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"The problem with most marriages," my Grandmother used to say, "is they start with a hiss and a bang. The hissing continues, the banging stops"
We were all taught 'the magic words' of "please" and "thank-you" but weren't taught the words that people most want to hear:
2. "Please forgive me
3. "It was wrong of me"
4. "I'll try not to do that again"
5. "What can I do to make things better?"
Its not that we don't apologise, its that we haven't known how to apologise and we're often surprised to find that saying "I'm sorry," doesn't help at all.
Now, using these different apologies you'll get back to the hiss and the bang, of love as it should be.
For more information on couple or private consulting call Sarah Clarke: 027 430 4202 and read: The Five Languages of Apology. Gary Chapman & Jennifer Thomas