If you're a man, there's a good chance that you've wondered how to make a woman forgive you. Many men believe that pretty much everything they do frustrates the women in their life to the point of them needing forgiveness. If you're looking to smooth over those little bumps in your relationships, this is how you do it.
- Admit That You're Wrong and Ask For Forgiveness. Chances are, if a woman is mad at you, you don't even know what you did wrong. You can always try asking her, but your query might be met with a cold stare or possibly, "You should know." Tthe damage is already done anyways, and you're just digging a hole by keeping things going. Sometimes women don't even know what you did wrong. Maybe something you said or did reminded her of her father, or the friend who ditched her that one time. If you don't have the foggiest idea of what you did wrong, try something generic, such as "I'm really, really sorry if I hurt you. I didn't mean to. Please forgive me." Puppy dog eyes at this point are a big help, too.
- Make Her Laugh. This might not work for all women, but if it works for yours, she's a keeper. After you've asked for forgiveness, the woman in question knows that she shouldn't be mad any more, because at least you tried your best (as long as it wasn't a huge offense, like sleeping with her best friend). That doesn't mean that she can just stop being upset. Women tend to dwell on bad emotions, and this leads to a negative cycle that can cause her to dig up more reasons to be mad at you. Anything that's gently goofy should do. You might try something like "if my princess doesn't smile, then I can't take her to the ball!" If your attempts at humor are met with anger, you probably need to return to step one.
- Give Her Something It might sound generic, but giving her a gift can go a long way towards making her forgive you. After you've apologized and let things cool down for a few days, surprise her with a bunch of flowers, a hand-made note, or a night out on the town. It doesn't have to be anything big; even a toy from one of those machines at the grocery store can do the trick. The thing is, the woman you've upset is probably still feeling a bit down from the whole episode, and giving her a token tells her "hey, I've been thinking about you," which should cheer her up immensely. One important caveat: you must wait at least a couple days after the incident to do this, or else it will look like you are trying to bribe the woman or buy her off, which she will hate.
Once you complete these steps, you should be well on your way down the road of making the woman forgive you. In the meantime, try and figure out what on earth it was you did wrong in the first place, so you don't repeat your mistake.
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