People sometimes tell you they will change when they won't and that they are sorry when they are not. Here are some of the signs of real repentance:
- The person will take full responsibility without blaming someone else or making excuses.
- The person will be self-motivated to do whatever it takes to change and to heal the relationship.
- The person will be able to hear and care about your concerns including your emotions about the problems without getting defensive. There will be genuine remorse for your pain.
- The person’s behavior will be different and if there is a slip to the old behavior, they will acknowledge it and work to heal the distrust that results.
You can watch how the person acts to see if the repentance is real.
H/T: Karla Downing
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