Did the movie Love Story get it right when it advised us that true love means never having to say, “I’m sorry?” I don’t think so, for one simple reason—we are all human. And humans are not perfect. All of us end up hurting the person we love the most. Having a good marriage does not demand perfection, but it does require us to apologize when we fail.
When I say, “I’m sorry,” I am expressing regret that my words or behavior have brought pain to you. I feel bad that I have hurt you. When is the last time you said, “I’m sorry” to your husband or wife. If it’s been a while, then, you probably own them an apology. Love means always being willing to say, “I’m sorry.”