Couples don’t say sorry enough even though it works

Recent research shows that couples who say sorry more often tend to stick together. No surprise. Those couples that are willing to admit they did something wrong and apologized had stronger relationships. But Stanford researchers also discovered that forgiveness only followed the apology when the coupls were “highly satisfied” (eg in a trusting relationship). Sadly, appologies were only offered in 31% of reported offences. In other words, if you have the guts to say sorry you will not only feel better, you will have a better relationship which in turn benefits you for next time. So say sorry more- and mean it! [Source: PostMedia News June 2012]

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