After the recent post referencing Tom Cruise’s famous movie line “You complete me,” I heard from many of you who thought there was another Hollywood line that should be on the “Relationship Drivel” list: Love means never having to say your sorry.
I agree – but I’m not the only one who does. Even the stars of the 1970 movie Love Story think it’s ‘a crock’ – it’s a wonder Ali McGraw could keep a straight face while uttering those silly words to a youthful Ryan O’Neal.
Even if you’re not old enough to remember the movie, you’ve probably heard the much-quoted line and recognized the fallacy of this adage. Not only does love mean sometimes having to say you’re sorry, actually apologizing when you’ve wronged your spouse is mandatory in marriage. At least for those who want to stay married.
An apology – if sincere – can be beneficial to marriage. Here’s how:
It’s nice to know that after 44 years, we’re finally all on the same page: Real love means sometimes having to say you’re sorry.