One of the first things we learn about having a successful relationship is that there needs to be healthy, proactive communication. Though, because we are all human, sometimes there is a lapse in this proactivity. You can’t turn back time to fix a mistake, but what you can do is aid in the healing of the situation at hand. One way to do this is to be accountable for your part of the relationship.
There are many things to be accountable for in a relationship, such as:
- Your actions: Acknowledge what you did so that you can move forward with your partner.
- Your words: The things you said can hurt just as much as your actions. Remain accountable for even the small things that may have distressed your partner.
- Your feelings: Take responsibility of yourself, own your feelings. Express to your partner how you are feeling in regards to a certain situation.