Marriage Gratitude 14: “I’m Sorry”

by | Everyday, Firefighter Marriage

 

Sometimes people say sorry without using words, the words we so desperately want need to hear.  Today I am thankful that my spouse does say sorry, with words and actions.  I am also grateful for how my spouse responds when I say I am sorry.  

I went about 8 years in my marriage before my husband said the words “I’m sorry” to me.

Honestly, I don’t even think he realized it.

It’s not that he didn’t show it in some other way eventually but those were words that were hard for him.

We’d have a major blow up fight.  Yelling and screaming.  Until he’d be so angry he couldn’t speak, let alone concentrate on the issue we were focused on.  And I’d feel the same.  Are we talking in circles?   Does he even hear the words coming out of my mouth?   Will he just stop interrupting me so I can finish a sentence????

 Hearing your spouse admit when they have hurt you in some way is validating and allows resolution to follow.

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Jessie -

Just a small town girl married to a firefighter since 2008, but she's so much more than a Fire Wife. She's been a member of the FirefighterWife family since 2012 and knows marriage takes a lot of work, even when it's in the best seasons.

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