We often gather with our closest family and friends during the holiday time. And it just so happens that those relationships are often the most challenging ones, due to past or present impacts that you and your loved ones may have had on each other. Pain, judgments, and resentments can get in the way of being open and present with each other.
Do you struggle finding resolution in conflicts with people you are close to? When we connect with mourning over our own actions, and share that with the person who was affected, it can help to resolve conflicts, promote healthy connection, and help everyone to be more present to the relationship.
In this short video, I show you a way to apologize that gives you a better chance of being heard. The advanced tip toward the end helps you understand what else might be needed before expressing the feelings of regret or mourning involved in an apology after our actions have impacted someone else.
I and my team are here to support you in being courageous. We want to support your efforts to rebuild damaged relationships by trying this compassionate approach over the old right vs. wrong approach to saying sorry. Please post a comment below letting us know how this was helpful and what happened when you tried it.
If you enjoyed this, you might want to also check out our video on How to Say Thank You During the Holidays.