You screwed up and now must own up and beg forgiveness from your girlfriend. Well, if you want to keep her, that is. You can always deny wrongdoing, hurl the error back in her face and live a miserable life rejected and alone. If you’d rather stick around, you might want to engage in an honest and sincere apology. That means you have to mean what you’re saying and then act on it accordingly. Here are seven ways to beg forgiveness from your girlfriend that just might work if you really mean them. Good luck.
With humor. “I’m a boob.” Putting yourself down in a funny way works for begging forgiveness, as long as you’re prepared for your girlfriend to agree. Stick with self-depreciation, like a stand-up comic, and not self-flagellation. No girlfriend wants to hear her guy beg for forgiveness by moaning on and on how pitiful he is. She does want to hear, however, that you admit you were a boob.
With emotion. Imagine the worst case scenario: your girlfriend leaving you forever, abandoning you cruelly and alone on the snowy streets of Minnesota. Kind of makes you want to cry, no? Beg forgiveness with those tears, as long as they are for real, and tell her you cannot imagine life without her will she please forgive you and dang, you hate snow and Minnesota.
With a promise to change. Like the tears, the promise to change has to be sincere if you want it to succeed as a way to beg for forgiveness. She’ll know if you’re lying in a heartbeat. You have to be willing to live with your new habits, which could mean anything from no more beer before brunch with her mother or no more spending her whole paycheck at the racetrack.
With an offer to make up for it. Promise to pay back your girlfriend the entire amount of her check in weekly installments. Promise to take her mom out for an entire sober Sunday. Making restitution is a great way to beg forgiveness from your girlfriend as long as you make good on your offer. And as long as you continue to lay off those Sunday morning beers.