How to Make Amends With Someone You’ve Wronged

February 25, 2011  |  

No one likes admitting he or she is wrong. It can be a nail-biting, teeth-grinding struggle to say “I’m sorry.” But, in order to maintain quality relationships, it’s very necessary. We are just as imperfect as the people in our lives; and conflicts, like a flattened pancake, always have two sides. Nine out of 10 times, there is something you could have done better.

In every situation someone has to be the bigger person. So, let that person be you. The ability to accept responsibility for your actions and put them out on the table is a sign of maturity and freedom. In admitting our faults, we become emotionally vulnerable. Though there is the potential for the trespassed to be unreceptive, the burden of secrecy is lifted. So what if you have wronged someone? Everyone makes mistakes. Conquering hurt and offense is a part of life.

True forgiveness makes way for healing and peace. All you can do is take the first steps towards it:

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