Experts say that the best way to make up in a relationship is with a romantic gesture. Randi Levin says to think about love language and match the gesture to the wrong.
Apologies need actions that match how bad the wrongdoing was. "I'm sorry" won't be enough. Make the apology fit the circumstances.
If you forgot something important, plan a second event. Celebrate your anniversary every other year to show how much you care.
After a mistake, make room for your partner's feelings. Feel what they're feeling, agree with how they're feeling, make changes, and check in with them.
For serious mistakes, show that you made a personal sacrifice and kept trying. If someone cheats on you, you may need to do something more serious
Make romantic gestures that are just right for your partner. Give them choices and talk to them directly to show that you care about how they feel.
When trying to fix a relationship, experts say that a sincere apology is more important than a gift or romantic gesture.