Every relationship, whether it is romantic, platonic, or familial can be challenging. There is always the tendency that someone gets hurt, and it always takes time and effort to rebuild. If both people are committed and truly love and cherish each other, reconciliation is easy and possible. You can go through this process and maintain your dignity, if you approach it the right way.
Part 1: PREPARING TO RECONCILE
- Recognize that it is different than forgiveness. People often confuse forgiveness and reconciliation. Forgiveness is something that only requires one person, but reconciliation requires two people. If someone is unwilling to reconcile, you cannot do it alone. If the other person is not ready, now may not be the time to reconcile.
- Never beg or grovel for the other person to speak to you or hear what you have to say. You are only in control of your own actions.
- If the other person is unwilling to speak with you about the situation, give them time and space.