The Hardest Word… Saying To Your Mom That You're Sorry

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word when we have caused hurt to someone, the act of apologizing can be something takes a long time for us to get round to. On the other hand, if it's your mother that you’ve upset, you could feel a considerable amount of guilt but also want to make it up to her in the best way possible. But if you have a fractious relationship, what can you do to ensure that, not only are you apologizing properly, but that it doesn't damage things further?

Write A Letter
The best way for you to get your deepest thoughts out at any point in life is by writing a letter to yourself. When you are struggling to find the words to say in person, a letter can be one of the most heartfelt things. Beware; in writing a letter to your mother, it can easily be an opportunity to avoid confrontation. But if the letter is heartfelt, or if there are mitigating circumstances, such as you live far away or there is bad blood between you two anyway, a letter can be one of the best forms of contact.

Say It With A Proper Gift
Be careful with a gift. Of course, it can be easy to buy a gift for the man in your life or another family member under normal circumstances because you know what they like, but if you are struggling to find common ground with your mother, sometimes a gift can give off the impression that you haven't put much thought into it. While many people go down the florist route, flowers can be a little bit clichéd. Saying that, it depends on the person who's receiving the gift. It's far better for you to get them a gift that you know they will appreciate. But at the same time, don't give off the impression that you are buying them off.

Do It In Person (And Mean It!)
If you are truly sorry, and you know the extent of how much you hurt them, then surely the best way for you to do it is in person? You can easily tell yourself that they won't listen to your apology, but the fact that you've gone to such lengths to be apologetic to them in person, speaks volumes. The big thing when apologizing is that we don't always sound genuine when we do say sorry. If you are truly sorry, then it's going to be genuine. Sometimes we can feel that we have to say sorry because we need to get the status quo back, or it's for the benefit of everyone else, but if you upset the one person in your life that has looked after you, it can feel very heartbreaking on both sides.

Sorry is one of those words we struggle to say from time to time, but when you are saying sorry, you are taking responsibility for your actions. This is one of the big things that we struggle to come to terms with, and when you are considering how to apologize, sincerity is always the most important thing.



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Happy Saturday friends. I hope you are having a great weekend. I just finished a mile run and have plans to paint my son's desk and a set of wall hooks for the boy's room later today. I am trying to get our home organized before school starts and get rid of things that we don't use or need any more. I feel like we just have so much stuff. 

I wanted to share this article with you. It really resonated with me, especially with one of my mentee's struggling with some of the things mentioned. I won't go into details but sometimes as parents the hardest thing to do is to say that we are sorry and vice versa with our children. As adults, its our job to teach our children and learning to apologize and genuinely mean it is a prime example. 

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by and visiting us today. Have a great day.