We err from time to time. large ones. If you’re like the majority of people, asking for forgiveness is difficult for you. It’s simpler to make up justifications, try to shift the blame, and escape the situation looking good. That is who we are. We swallow our egos when we ask for forgiveness. Asking for forgiveness is one of the most difficult things to do, but it offers a way to make things right. We free ourselves from the sense that we could have done more, even if we are not forgiven. These five tips for saying sorry when you’ve screwed up badly just might help, even if you’ve done the unforgivable. The first thing you need to realize is that you cannot ask for forgiveness. The other person gets to decide. But how you apologize matters greatly if you want to be forgiven. Start by owning up to your error. The other person gains confidence from your acknowledgement that you won’t repeat your error. Acknowledge your failure. You can then sincerely ask for pardon. You must have a motivation for what you’re doing. Why did you act in that way? It’s crucial to explain the driving force. Being honest is key in this situation. Make no justifications. Accept full responsibility for your actions, but be able to articulate your reasoning. They are experiencing an emotional rollercoaster when you hurt them with your actions. Perhaps it’s your parent. Perhaps you injured your spouse. Perhaps it’s someone who had a genuine faith in you. This person, whoever they may be, cannot remain unaffected by what you do.