Apologizing is a sign of strength, not weakness. Accepting that we do not own the absolute truth or having the courage to confront our emotions and know how to reconsider in time is something that only a strong woman has the ability to do.
If we dare to be honest with ourselves, we all make bad decisions or sometimes we feel bad and we don’t know how to express it. It’s okay; it is part of being human. However, it is how we recognize our mistakes that makes the difference and is very important for relationships.
It is quite common, among people, consider apologies as negative or related to a sign of weaknessAs if making mistakes was human but apologizing for it was not, this has a lot to do with the cultural model in which we live and its relationship with strength and weakness.
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Even when we find the strength to apologize to someone, we may not be very honest or do it the wrong way, letting it be seen that We know we are making a mistake but we are not truly sorry for it., which can cause us many problems.
However, asking for forgiveness is not at all something related to weakness, on the contrary to what you can think about it, is the fact of having a greater degree of maturity, since we are able to reflect on our actions and act accordingly, something we always want for children.
However, the biggest obstacle to apologizing is believing that doing so is a sign of weakness and accepting guilt . Many of us have the misconception that it is better to ignore or deny it and be defensive rather than simply saying we are sorry. The truth is that an apology is a show of force.
It is an act of true honesty, since we admit that we did something wrong. It is an act of generosity, because it restores the self-concept of those whom we offend. It offers hope for a renewed relationship and strengthens our connection with the people we hurt.