You may have messed up by breaking your boyfriend or girlfriend’s trust and wish to come clean but you don’t know how? Confessing a sin to the person that we love is no easy task, knowing full well that we will either hurt them tremendously or even worse break their heart. Furthermore, we can sometimes be isolated and drive ourselves crazy about how to admit that we have cheated with no one to talk too for fear of being judged, misunderstood or even betrayed.
Our team of expert understand this dilemma perfectly and are here to provide you with the help and guidance you deserve and need in moments of crisis. Through this article you will be in a position to undo the wrongs that you may have done, and move forward in your relationship without looking back!
Is confessing even the right thing to do?
People confess their wrong doings for different reasons. Most of the time you feel terrible for having broken your partner’s trust and want to make things right by them. In essence you are putting your relationship’s faith in their hands by admitting your laps of judgment. Other times people guilt themselves into telling their partner that they cheated or that they may have broken their trust.
It’s one thing to confess out of love for your partner, but it’s another thing altogether to let them know that you have done them wrong only to make yourself feel better; and so that you no longer have to carry the burden of guilt. In essence when you act in this way, you are only passing the burden and sadness onto the person that you are supposed to love and care for, and hurting them twice in the process.
Therefore we sometimes advocate to not confess the sin made depending on the situation, in order to truly protect the one that you love. It may sound counter intuitive at first but it is quite simple when put this way: you feel terrible guilt and so you should be the one that has to live and suffer from the arm done and not the person that you love.
Have some objectivity, and if you find yourself sharing some of these emotions and motivations, we advise that you take the high road and let your sins eat you from within. Let it serve as self-punishment for the torture that you think you deserve. All the while, you can work on being a better partner, be sure not make the same mistake and ensure that your counterpart feels extra special and appreciated!
There’s a time and place for everything!
If you have decided to confess to your partner about the sin that you have committed, make sure that you tell them at the right time and place; In other words pick your moment right. We believe that most things can be said if bought up in the right way and at the right time.
If you and your partner are going through a tough period and have been getting on each other for trivial things, we advise that you wait a bit and let that storm pass and for your couple to be in a more positive dynamic before bringing up what you did and putting it all on the table.
Use your common sense, but if you feel compelled too, organize a weekend getaway in order to break the news in a “controlled environment” where you will have time with your partner to discuss the issue after coming clean. This can be beneficial to you in the sense that after the shock of the news wears off, you will be able to communicate how sorry you are and truly seek to be forgiven without “outside interference”.
Sometime friends and family or even society at large can be our own worst enemy. The person that you love feels the pressure of her friends and loved ones to be harsher than they even want to be. Therefore a getaway can ensure that you control the environment as best as possible.
It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it!
When the time and place is right and you do discuss your action and ask for forgiveness, make sure that you stay composed and not react to your partner’s outburst. They will obviously be mad and overwhelmed with sadness based on how bad the news actually is.
We advise that you only offer comfort, support and kind words. Make sure that you take full responsibility or own the mistake made. Do not try to pass blame on your counterpart or use their behavior to justify what you have done. Speak about: how “you broke their trust”; and “how you deeply regret what you did”; and “how this experience has taught you to change your negative habits”; and “pushes you to try to become a better person”.
If they seek space, give it to them! Furthermore be mentally prepared to be in the dog house for a while and also ready to fight back for your relationship while doing everything in your power to win back their heart. If you truly love them you will wait for the storm to pass and for them to come back around.
How to confess and never do it again
In the end don’t overthink the situation. Once you have taken the decision to come clean and to confess, simply go for it! Following the anxiety and stress in the lead up and throughout the moment when you actually tell your partner what you have done, you will feel a tremendous amount of relief afterwards.
In essence you will have let out the burden of guilt that you had been carrying and you can then shift your energy to focus on winning back your partner. It won’t necessarily get easier but you will feel a bit better. With time you will even learn to forgive yourself and do all that you need to do to rebuild a strong foundation and move forward together.
We are only humans and we all make mistakes. Find solace in the fact that you are now trying to do what you think is in the best interest of your loved one, to alleviate your partner’s heart. More importantly make sure that you learn from your mistake and that you won’t repeat it in the future because you will have far less credibility the next time around.
What about you? Have you ever been put in a position to confess wrong doings, and do you have wisdom to share with our readers? If so feel free to provide us with your insights in the comments section below in order to help others overcome this difficult period in their lives and start the process of regaining the trust and love of the person that they so deeply care for.
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