Often times you'll hear an older gentleman tell a newlywed gentleman the secret to a happy marriage lays in the words "I'm sorry" or "your right". They will even tell them to apologize even if they don't know what they did wrong. I hear this advice given with a grin or a chuckle and it makes me smile. Because this advice should be given to both soon to be spouses.
Your going to make mistakes. There will be bumps in the road. Marriage is a huge learning curve. And along this road of marriage with the bumps your going to be the one that tis wrong and your going to be the one that has been wronged.
Both married partners need to realize the road to a happy marriage lies within the words "I'm sorry" or "I forgive you".
It's important to know that there is so much power in these simple words. Power given and received. Be quick to say I'm sorry when your wrong and be even quicker to accept an apology when one is given. My husband has a funny saying "your going to get over it eventually, it may as well be right now" and in the moment of a heated debate it may not seem appropriate but...it is. I mean it takes so much effort to carry around anger or a grudge, to conger the emotions to exude them onto or toward another takes actual effort. But, to forgive and to be happy, takes little effort.
Try something, I want you to smile right now...yes, trust me, just smile...and do you feel it? Do you feel the joy? See, being happy is easy.
I'm not saying you shouldn't be mad or ever get upset I'm just saying remember it's easier to forgive and move on. It's healthier to be happy.