Introduction
Decide To Deal With Resentment
ACKNOWLEDGE the issue causing resentment
REMEMBER skills that work for you
EXECUTE a plan to forgive, or ask forgiveness

Lesson 3 – ACKNOWLEDGE your contribution to both the problem and your reaction to it

Purpose of this lesson

This lesson is mostly for the offending partner, but both partners will benefit from learning improved empathy skills.

Our goals for this lesson are:

  • For the offending Partner to ACKNOWLEDGE the behavior that caused resentment in your partner Rather than denying, lying, ducking and weaving, Sometimes acknowledgement starts with simply admitting that your behavior was wrong, inappropriate, selfish, immature, etc and that you are working at improving yourself so it won’t happen again in the future.
  • For The offending partner to ACKNOWLEDGE they they now understand how their behavior caused pain, suffering, embarrassment or insecurity in the injured partner, even though that was not the intent at the time. With this acknowledgement, the offending partner doe not necessarily admit that what he did was wrong inappropriate, but that he/she could have handled it better, with more sensitivity and caring about how the behavior might emotionally injure or offend their partner. 

Acknowledge the problematic behavior and how it affects your partner

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Make a 5 minute Audio on two case examples

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Patryk Sobczak