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Should you apologize to an ex even if years have passed?

Should you apologize to an ex even if years have passed?

This might be true. Great. In which case most people, even if they have moved on, will still appreciate your effort. As long as your apology isn’t a veiled excuse to try to get them back and you’re careful not to make it sound like you’re doing them a huge favor by saying sorry.

Is it never too late to apologize to an ex?

An apology can go a long way. As others have said, it’s never too late to say that you are sorry. Depending on what you are apologizing for an apology may or may not be well received but most people benefit from a sincere apology, however late it may be.

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How do I apologize to my ex after a long time?

How to apologize to an ex… apologize for what you specifically did wrong. Don’t ever say “I know what I did wrong.” TELL the person what you know so that they can feel safe, validated, and inclined to keep listening. Ask the other person to share their experience with you and how it made them feel.

How do you apologize to someone you mistreated many years ago?

Call them up request a sit down. Just tell them from the dearest part of your heart how truly sorry you are. And tell them.. “I understand if you wish to not forgive me… cause of what I’ve done to you. .. just know that I am suffering from regret and will continue to have remorse for my actions.”

Is it selfish to apologize to an ex?

Sure, apologies can be selfish — all about conscience-clearing — but they don’t have to be. They can also be about attempting to right a wrong, or to assure you that you weren’t undesirable or at fault or a rube for caring. A sincere apology can put all of those to rest, in a way few other things can.

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Is it okay to apologize to your ex years later?

It may be too late to change things between the two of you but it is a decent way to end a relationship. It’s never too late for an apology, but you really need to think this through.

Is it OK to apologize to an ex?

Reaching out to apologize to an ex for your hurtful actions can be really meaningful to them, as long as it’s about making them feel validated and not just about clearing your own conscience. Sometimes it can also be helpful to let your ex know the ways they’ve hurt you.

Should you apologize to someone years later?

“If you’re apologizing after a long time, acknowledge it. Explain why it took you that amount of time to apologize, as sometimes a person may be more upset with the fact that you didn’t see a need to apologize rather than the action that hurt them.”

Should I apologize to my ex-boyfriend?

You may not need to apologize to your ex if you genuinely don’t think that you did anything wrong. First, you don’t know what you’re apologizing for. Second, even if you did apologize for something, it wouldn’t come across as very authentic.

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How do you say sorry to Your Ex after a breakup?

“Hey, I’m sorry.” “Hey, let’s give this another shot.” “Hey, take me back, please.” They are going to be skeptical and resistant to you. Oftentimes, when people make this kind of apology to their ex, they don’t necessarily know what exactly they’re apologizing for.

Do you have to forgive your ex first?

Forgiveness: If you get the apology first, you are blessed! Not a lot of people get an apology for the wrongs done to them in their life, especially if the transgressor is no longer alive. In the case of the ex, you must forgive them.

Should I do the emotional judo technique with my ex boyfriend?

If YOU cheated on your ex boyfriend then DO NOT do the emotional judo tactic above. In this case your recommended play is to apologize immediately to your ex and go into the no contact rule. Why? Well, if you cheated on your ex boyfriend the last thing you want to project to him is the fact that you have no regret for what you did.