You build trust with your words
This month’s positive point in my work with a client happened when a husband, who had made an unflattering comment about his wife to one of her family members, apologized to his wife and to her family member. This went a long way in building trust between them and in helping the husband own up to a habit he had developed for putting down his wife.
When we make a mistake in our relationship, and we most certainly will, it is crucial we promptly admit our error and make amends to all who are involved. It’s not always enough to apologize to our mate. Sometimes if our error is made in front of another person, which embarrasses our partner, and most likely the person who witnesses it, we need to also apologize to the other person for our mistake.