In a Day: Effective relationship repair?

Sometimes problematic behaviors can burn out relationships, sabotage friendships, destroy families, or simply send the message that a relationship is unwanted. In some cases this may not have been the intention, but it is nonetheless the consequence. Sometimes clients report that they have done hurtful, aggravating, or vindictive things to other people and they don’t have any idea of how to make it right.

If you are in need of doing relationship repair, what would you do to set things right, to make up for what you’ve done, or to prevent the hurtful behavior from occurring again? How does what you did change how you will be in future relationships? And what important steps might you take in addition to the repair work?

I found the movie In a Day to be a compelling movie about relationship repair. I also thought it was quite interesting when the character receiving the repair work wasn’t initially receptive to the repair. It got me thinking about what would have been more effective, and if it would have worked in this particular situation. It also got me thinking about the valid aspects from both sides. If nothing else, this movie tackles relationship repair in a way I’ve never seen before, and it’s worth watching.

(PS- In a Day starts out with a scene that’s a little hard to watch- but don’t worry, it gets better).