This might sound like:
“I’m sorry I didn’t call to let you know I would be late for the show. That was thoughtless of me. Next time I’ll be sure to let you know. Can you forgive me?”
Remember, when we apologise, we are not saying that the other person is right. We own the small part that we played in the conflict. Remember that we are not aiming for no conflict. We are seeking excellent repairs.
An honest, heartfelt apology can be the beginning of an excellent repair.
When we repair well, there is space for us to BOTH be heard and BOTH be right somehow.
Love on your #healingjourney,
Reference: The Gottman Institute @gottmaninstitute