How To Apologize Cutely
Apology Cutely is how you apologize when you want to show you care, but you also don’t want to come across as needy or desperate.
As mentioned before, there are some basic ways to apologize. You could say, “I’m sorry you were upset by this,” “I apologize for being late,” or “I’m sorry I didn’t like your response.”
However, these aren’t always the most efficient ways of saying sorry, and also don’t always address the issue you were apologizing for.
That’s where Apology Cutely comes in, and it’s not only more effective but also easier and more polite to use. It might sound complicated, but it isn’t really.
When to Use Apology Cutely? When you’re apologizing to your partner, Apology Cutely isn’t a bad way to go.
There are a few situations where you’ll definitely want to use this strategy:
When you were being passive-aggressive
If you’re typically a kind and sweet person, but you’ve just crossed a line and were being a bit passive-aggressive, you might want to apologize using Apology Cutely.
So, for example, if your partner asked you to pass the potatoes, but then snapped at you for not helping to get the potatoes, apologize in a very sweet way using Apology Cutely.
Or if you were saying you would do something and then not following through, you can use Apology Cutely to apologize for that as well.
Instead of apologizing and letting it go, tell your partner that you are sorry you let the potatoes sit on the counter for so long. And then explain that you had a lot going on that day.
This will show your partner that you are aware that you made a mistake, and you’re sorry for not following through. It also shows that you value them and want to be a better partner.
When you’re being extra helpful
So, you’ve had a long day at work, and your partner appreciates all your help. But the problem is that you have so many other things on your mind that you forgot to do a few of your chores.
If your partner saw you on the phone for a while, they’ll understand. They might be upset, but they’ll forgive you. You can apologize for this, saying that you’re sorry you forgot and will try to do better.
You can say something like, “I’m sorry I didn’t make my own dinner. I should have done that. I’ll get on that right away.”
Or, if your partner noticed you had been doing something for a while and asked if you were on the phone, you can explain that you were on the phone for 15 minutes and so was someone else.
And they should never keep you on the phone for that long.
The key here is that you’re apologizing for yourself, not for your partner. By explaining that you just don’t always get around to things, you’re explaining that you appreciate all they do for you.
When you were actually late
This is a huge one. If you really were late, you probably should apologize for that as well.
If you work at a job where your shift is always changing, and if you’re always forgetting something important, or if you got tied up in a really important conversation, or if you got stuck in traffic, you might want to apologize for this too.
So, when you come home from a late shift, and you realize you were actually two hours late, tell your partner you’re sorry.
But, make sure you also explain that you weren’t intentionally being late and that you were so late because you got tied up in an important work meeting, or your phone died, or something like that.
This is because if you explain this, your partner will have more respect for you. After all, they’ll know you’re not always late.
When you’re doing the #1 relationship mistake
If you’ve made the mistake of ignoring the person you’re in a relationship with, you need to apologize for that as well.
Remember when we talked about the power of “silence?” Well, that’s not always bad.
For example, if you love someone very much, and you’re both late to work all the time, and you make sure you arrive on time (or as close to on time as you can), then you should be thankful that your partner isn’t constantly going through your messages to find out what time you’ll be getting into work.
So, if your partner wants to know if you’re going to be late, you should try to make it so that they don’t need to read your messages.
If you put in place a system for being able to tell when you’re going to be late, and your partner doesn’t read your messages, you should be able to prevent arguments.
You can do this in a few ways:
- You can put up a system so that you can’t see your partner’s phone unless they have the password.
- You can tell your partner that the only time you can get messages on your phone is before you’re supposed to be somewhere or before you go to sleep.
- You can just not answer your phone if you’re not sure about a time.
Whatever you do, do not tell your partner that you just don’t care about their schedule, or if they really don’t know if you’re going to be on time or not.
Your partner needs to know exactly what you’re going to do, and how you’re going to be doing it, so you can avoid arguments.
Even if you know the other person is probably going to be late, you should still be sorry.