Doug and I woke up one morning and had a small disagreement before he went to work. After he left, I spent the next hour FeeLiNg horrible in my responses to our conversation. I felt insensitive and unsupportive. No matter what I did to distract my thoughts I couldn’t stop thinking about what happened and how gUiLty I felt.
So…I sent him a text that SAID: “Honey I am SO sorry about this morning. I will try harder. Please forgive me.”
In the text back, HE SAID: “Oh, what are you upset about? Whatever happened, I already forgot about it. Have a good day!”
Men. Aren’t they amazing how quickly they “move on” after a fight and don’t consume their entire day analyzing arguments? I have found that if I apologize quickly or improve my mood when conversations start off on the wrong foot, he is already way ahead of me!
I challenge you to try this! When you get in an argument, be the “MAN” in the relationship. Despite how difficult, improve your mood and MOVE ON. If you do, most likely they will too. Don’t waste endless hours replaying the fight in your mind and use that time doing better things with the ones you love.