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The notion that “Love means you never have to say you’re sorry” is all wrong. My guest today, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick, shares her perspective on using those two powerful words “I’m sorry” to heal and strengthen a loving relationship. Use the audio player above to listen to this 90-second show, or CLICK HERE to find the complete transcript on the Consider This Radio Show website.


Apology is a regretful acknowledgment of an offense or mistake.  To really mean something, it needs to be expressed with sincerity.  When delivered as a learning experience, it is powerful.

All that, simply by saying, “I’m sorry.”

Be humble.  Set your ego aside. It’s so much more authentic than sticking to your guns, even when you know you are wrong, or have been proven wrong.  Respect is expressed by an apology.  Love is demonstrated by making amends.  Saying “I’m sorry” won’t take it back, but it should make it better.

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Annette Petrick for Consider This


Annette Petrick

Annette Petrick is the creative genius and inspired storyteller behind the Consider This Radio Show, featuring 90-second episodes serving up “timely perspectives on life, love, friends, family, giving back, and giving thanks.” Be sure to get on her email list HERE. She sends out a new 90-second episode every Sunday morning.

* What’s a Connection Messenger? At Heartspoken, a Connection Messenger is someone who helps point the way to strengthening one of life’s essential connections: with God, with self, with others, or with nature.

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