As much as we HATE to admit it, we are all wrong sometimes. The trouble comes when we are too stubborn to acknowledge it. I believe the number one thing, aside from lack of communication, that destroys relationships is PRIDE. Now this can be relationships with parents, friends, a significant other, ect. The most important thing to remember is you have to lose some battles to win the war. Sometimes arguing or defending yourself when you know you are wrong or being selfish ISN’T worth it. Say you’re sorry and move on. I mean, what do you benefit by fighting a losing battle where you both get hurt in the end? You don’t. These special relationships should be ones you are the most vulnerable in; if that means admitting your shortcomings, that should be a sacrifice you are willing to make. Don’t let pride take away someone special to you. Speaking from someone who has been on both sides of the spectrum, nobody wins when pride gets involved. You have the said winner, in all their prideful glory, left with a broken relationship and a crown of guilt, and one who is perceived to be defeated and has no idea what they did to deserve such treatment. No one wins. So hang it up. Be honest and real when it comes to your feelings and admit when you are wrong and when you have hurt another person; that is the only way you can make a relationship last. It doesn’t mean you have to give in, it means you have to be willing to talk without making it about winning. If winning an argument isn’t your goal, you won’t feel the need to hurt someone in the process of giving your point. Acknowledge when you are wrong, apologize when they are right, change hurtful behavior.
Some food for thought,
Just A Girl