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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5 Responses

  1. rj nicolas says:

    i think lahat ng couple dumadaan nito, its nice to experience this kasi you’ll realized the value of your relationship. no matter how mad you are at each other kahit ilang beses ka pa lumipat ng kwarto dahil ayaw nyong katabi isat-isa in the end paglalapitin din kayo! at pag nangyari yun mas matamis at mas masarap pa lalo ang pagsasama nyo!

    how about yung moments na may napanaginipan ka tapos parang totoo, magigising ka na ang sarap sampalin ng katabi mo kasi parang totoo! minsan pa hindi mo siya kikibo-in kasi may kasalanan siya kahit sa panaginip lang! hehehe

  2. Emiliano Bernardino says:

    Yes, you’re right…going to bed with a heavy heart is detrimental to our health…it’s not too hard to say, I’m sorry…ang sabi nga ng Panginoon…”ang nagpapakumbaba ay itinataas…at ang nagmamataas ay ibinababa”…may love, peace and harmony reign in your home now and forever…God bless…

  3. Toots Nicolas says:

    “…and always remember that time is so precious. We do not know what will happen next. Make the most of every moment…” AND IN THE END, LET LOVE PREVAIL. <3

  4. paulanicolas says:

    Gee… thanks very much po for your words of wisdom, glad to have supportive parents and relatives like you..

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