IT takes a real man to apologise. This statement carries more weight than many persons realise, and a few married men we interviewed admitted that at times pride and ego got in the way of saying sorry, or offering an apology to their wives for things they have done in the past.
This week a few men use the opportunity to apologise to their wives for things they should have apologised for a long time ago.
Well, I owe her an apology for forgetting her birthday. It is something she places value on and I know it hurt her when she realised I had truly forgotten. I never apologised but I am really sorry.
I want to tell her that I'm sorry for arguing with her in the presence of our house guests. It is not good to air your dirty laundry in public and I did just what she hated.
I need to tell her sorry for lying to her that I had paid for our living room set, when I hadn't. It embarrassed her when the bailiff came for it and she was extremely upset at me, and I remained silent and didn't apologise. Well, I'm really sorry. No one wants to experience that, and I shouldn't have caused you to go through that.
I want to apologise for lying about my whereabouts. I left work late one evening and went to a club and she called me asking where I was because she was going out with her friends. I told her I was on my way home and she said OK. About five minutes later I felt a tap on my shoulder and turned around and she was facing me. To be honest, I was dumbfounded and I just let it slide, but her friends saw me as a liar who was probably about to hook up with someone, though I was just freeing my mind. She had problems trusting me after that.
I apologise for not making enough money so I could take care of her better.
I forgot our anniversary and regrettably, I was seen with my female best friend that night, who had just stopped to remind me that it was actually my anniversary. My wife maliced me for weeks but I never actually said 'sorry'. I showed her I was, but never said it, so I'm sorry.
I'm sorry for cheating on her while she was pregnant and getting the other female pregnant. It's nothing I'm proud of and it almost destroyed our union. We saw a counsellor and we are working through the motions, but I still can't face her and say sorry. She reads All Woman every Monday so when she sees this, I only hope she accepts my apology.
Sorry for not cooking her breakfast the morning she felt ill. Up to this day she has me up but laughs about it. I said something like, "Come on, you can't be serious and possibly be upset", but I've come to realise that she expected me to care for her at a time when she was ill and I didn't, then I acted in a bigoted way. So, to my darling, I'm sorry.