[*Not a text, email, personal message or phone call; but face-to-face conversation]
I apologize for getting my feelings hurt when I didn’t get the attention or response that I was hoping to get from you. It’s not fair for me to make you an excuse for how I was feeling. I was wrong.
I am responsible for the way that I feel, no one else. My expectations set the stage for my resentments. I should not have reacted the way I did. I said hurtful things. You don’t deserve to be treated the way that I treated you. This behavior is not compatible with who I want to be and how I want to live. I will not to behave this way in the future.
I will pause and respond rather than act out in anger and instinct. I will practice honesty tempered with compassion. I will practice understanding, mindfulness and kindness.
I am accountable for my actions.
Thank you for your time and for listening to me.
[*Then I need to actually do what I say from here on out]
Did I leave anything out?
Is there anything I can do it make it right?
[*I shut up and listen]
[*I actually do what is asked of me]