1. Don’t apologize unless you truly mean it.
A quick, “I’m sorry” is usually not the most sincere, it’s simply a nicer way of saying, “I’m tired of hearing you yell and complain. Please shut up.” When an apology is made at the height of emotion, you often haven’t had any time to reflect on the error in your ways, how the miscommunication occurred, or that part you played in the conflict. Making a habit of apologizing just so you won’t make waves is not only insincere to your partner, but unfair to you since you never take advantage of the opportunity to express your distress in the relationship. Apologizing even when you feel you aren’t wrong may make future apologies seem fickle at times when you really are sincere.