The 7+ Habits of Highly Effective Husbands- Habit #9: Apologize

Yes, you read the title right, Apologize.

Though at first I didn’t believe it myself, I quickly realized that in an effective marriage, it’s the husband who apologizes.

Why?

First off, if you do something wrong, you need to own up to it and apologize.

Second, I learned that a wife is never wrong.  And if she is… it’s just a misunderstanding.

And that misunderstanding must be the husband’s fault. So you need to apologize.

And don’t do what my Father-in-Law did and try to wait for your wife to apologize. I learned this when he showed me a plaque in his den that states, “On this day, November 27th, 1972, the man of the household won an argument.”

But what it doesn’t say was that the argument started in March… 1969.

He knew that he was marrying Miss Right… he just didn’t realize that her first name was Always.

And you don’t want to wait too long to apologize either because there is a direct connection between how long you take to apologize and how long she remembers the misunderstanding.

So ask yourself, would you rather be right, or would you rather be happy?

And practice Habit #9 and Apologize.

Check back next time when you will discover how to avoid having an act of kindness blow up in your face. We will discover how to avoid this in Habit #10.

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