When apology is more important than pride


mom and dad and their riftIt was one of those days of not talking to each other.

We had a rough day and it was distressing for both of us.  Neither of us swallowed our pride and so we went to sleep separately. I woke up in the middle of the night and saw him quietly seated doing nothing.  I wanted to say sorry, but I did not do anything. I shook my head instead and went back to sleep.

I woke up the next morning with a heavier weight in my chest. I was crying. I had a nightmare and it felt real.

I checked my husband if he was still breathing. I kissed him and his eyes opened. He did not say a word. The look on his face was enough for me to understand that he was waiting for me last night. And so, I apologized.  We hugged each other and we started anew.

Marriage has always been a roller coaster ride. What’s important is that couple should be holding on to each other, not against each other. As for me I don’t care anymore who is right or who is wrong, if I could reach out and make peace right away, then I don’t have to worry about waking up in a nightmare.  

This experience reminded me of a valuable lesson…

You may always have an argument with your spouse, but never sleep and let the day pass with an angry heart.


photo credit: Ms. Anne Kristine Lamadrid

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