Find out how to say sorry to your girlfriend or boyfriend. Here are some easy and fun ways!
Sometimes the words 'I am sorry' are just not enough. Yes, we am talking about those awkward moments that we all face in a relationship when we do wrong to our partners. I was talking to a friend recently about this recently and she was telling me how her partner forgot their anniversary. "He forgot your anniversary?" is what I shouted when she first told me. But when I found out that he flew her to Paris for a weekend to make up for his sin, all was forgotten and forgiven. Okay, maybe we all can't afford to take our partners to Paris, but hey, who said that apologies were always expensive?
Help is on the way. Here are ways to apologize to your partner without spending a bomb.
How to apologize: Tips for men
What men need to remember – Okay boys here's the deal. Women are sensitive creatures who like to be pampered and feel special. If you want to apologize to you lady, make sure you mean it from deep down inside. We're smarter than you think!
1) How to apologize: Tips for men - Bring home flowers
Do I really need to spell this one out for you guys? We women are suckers for flowers and love it when a man goes out of his way to get flowers for us. It's a no-brainer and is probably the most effective, time tested way to apologize to her. So next time you need to apologize to her, bring her a nice bouquet and say 'I'm sorry sweetheart' Her heart will melt!
2) How to apologize: Tips for men - Bring home her weakness
Every woman has a gastronomic weakness. Chocolate, cheese and wine are some of the common ones. This one is a no-brainer too! If your woman loves her chocolate, go to the best chocolatier in town and bring home a custom pack of some delicious chocolates. Gaze into her eyes as she enjoys her ultimate pleasure and say 'I'm sorry' at the right moment to get back in her good books again.
3) How to apologize: Tips for men - Give her breakfast in bed
Saying 'I'm sorry' while serving her breakfast in bed will show her that you're ready to go that extra mile to apologize to her. The trick here is to give a great breakfast and not cut corners. If she likes pancakes, make sure that you get her the most delicious pancakes, some great syrup and other sides to go with it. Finish the breakfast off by separately getting a glass of juice or a flavoured coffee or some exotic tea. The point here is to make her feel special. And if it doesn't work the first time, don't give up hope, boys. Keep doing the same thing over and over again for a few days until you see a smile on her sun-kissed face first thing in the morning.
4) How to apologize: Tips for men - Apologize in front of others
Here's a tricky one for you boys. There are two sides to this drama. One, any woman will love it when her man lays down an apology to her in front of others. Because we feel that it takes a lot of courage to accept your mistake, that too in public. The other side, however is to be very careful where you do it. You don't want to do it in front of your mates, her work colleagues or yours because this drama may cause unnecessary gossip at work which could backfire. So be very careful of this double-edged sword.
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How to apologize: Tips for women
Men have feelings too, ladies. No matter how rough and tough they like to show themselves to be, all men have a soft corner. Maybe there soft corners are not as soft as ours but they like to be shown some deep love too! Look into your man's eyes and say 'I am sorry' with all the respect that he deserves. Use these fun tips to make it special!
1) How to apologize: Tips for women - Bring home your man his favorite beer
This one has been tried and tested, ladies. It always seems to work. Sometimes I wonder what it is with men and beer, but hey, as long as it helps us get away with a few things in life, bring it on! So next time you screw up, get a slab of his favorite beer, put it in the cooler, put on some of this favorite music on full blast and say I am sorry when he comes from work. It'll work like a charm.
2) How to apologize: Tips for women - Apologize inside the bedroom
This one is cheesy and corny, but the whole world knows that it will never ever fail you. If you've been trying to get an apology through to your partner with no success in bringing his mood back to normal, try enticing him for a steamy apology inside the bedroom. It will be surprising how quick he'll be ready to 'forget what has happened and forgive you' when you entice him with a few sensual moves. Ladies, there is no better time to use your sexy curves to your advantage!
3) How to apologize: Tips for women - Buy great tickets to watch his favorite team
Why men get excited over 'front row tickets' to any game beats me, but if it works to cool things off between him and me, I'm glad. Haven't we all heard male colleagues at work boasting about those elusive front row tickets to the Lakers game? So maybe using the lines 'Honey I'm really sorry for what happened. Please allow me to make up for it by taking you out the game on Friday night. Guess what, I've got front row seats! Yay!' Apology over.
4) How to apologize: Tips for women - Stop indulging in your weaknesses
Is chocolate your weakness? Or is it red wine? Cheese? Hands down, mine has to be dark chocolate. If my man saw a bar of dark chocolate lying on the kitchen bench, untouched even for a couple of hours, he'd know something is wrong. "Honey are you okay?" is what he'd ask me, because he knows that I cannot resist a dark chocolate bar, no matter how full my stomach is. So, my point is, every woman has a weakness. If your weakness is red wine, buy a bottle of your favorite wine and put it on the kitchen bench. Don't open it! Let your partner see that it's been lying there untouched. After a few days go by, he'll surely notice. When he asks you why you've been staying away, tell him "I've been feeling so bad about what I've done. I don't feel like drinking red wine anymore" It should make his brain go "Gee she refuses to drink red wine, she must really be feeling sorry"
5) How to apologize: Tips for women - Call his close friend over and apologize in front of him
Every man has a best friend, or at least that is what I like to believe. If you know your man well enough, you'll know who his best mate is. He is your key to a tender apology. How? It's not as complicated as it sounds, actually, it's very easy. All you need to do is invite him over for dinner and while the three of you are sitting in the longue, tell your man how sorry you are in front of his best mate. This dramatic apology, combined with the sympathy that your man's best mate shows for you, will be an unbeatable combination. You will be in your partner's lap in no time.
So hang on to these easy and fun ideas you can use when you want to apologize to your partner. What I want to stress on is the simplicity of these great tips. You don't always need to buy that expensive gift or throw big tantrums when you want to apologize to your partner. Sometimes it's all about hitting the right note in your partner's heart. Whoever knew that apologizing was so much fun?
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victoria on April 20, 2012:
I think if you know you have said something to upset your partner,and you say sorry,that shows you have thought about it..And if they care about you a simple ,I know you have been stressed don't worry about it shows true love,friendship and understanding
princesswithapen (author) on November 29, 2011:
I'm glad you could see the useful and the humorous side to this. I hope these tips come in handy if and when you want to apologize to your partner. Thanks very much for your feedback!
avamillicent on November 29, 2011:
hahaha.. this is a really useful hub. Will bookmark this for future use. :)
princesswithapen (author) on September 28, 2011:
I'm glad you liked the ideas and photos in this hub. You're right, arguing is indeed a waste of time. This hub is all about putting an end to wasting time and getting cozy with your partner again.
Thanks for stopping by!
Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 12, 2011:
Great ideas, very creative and super photos!!! I believe in not wasting time and energy arguing, just agree to disagree :)
princesswithapen (author) on August 31, 2011:
These tips on how to apologize are generally enough to melt our hearts, forgive and move on.
Why is your fiancée not accepting your apology? It's a bit difficult for me to tell you 'what's next for you' until I know what you've done to piss her off so much. What did you do?
Eric Eben on August 30, 2011:
The advice is a great one. I have tried it on my fiancée but it did not work. Is that she is just being tough or what? What next for me?
princesswithapen (author) on June 27, 2011:
Husky1970 I'm glad you liked this hub. I tried my best to stick to the basics here because sometimes we tend to overlook the small tricks in life that can bring joy on a sad face.
Thanks for reading, commenting and the feedback!
Husky1970 on June 27, 2011:
Some great and much needed advice for us guys who mess up regularly. Thanks. Voted up and useful.
princesswithapen (author) on June 25, 2011:
Haha good luck with your apologizing Jim. You're funny!
Well I hope these tips help you. I'm glad you liked my hub.
Jim Henderson from Hattiesburg, Mississippi on June 25, 2011:
I'm impressed. This hub was informative and fun to read. The layout was appealing and engaging. And since I'm frequently in need of ways to apologize to my spouse, I should probably bookmark this!