When he's wrong, and won't admit it, what do you do?

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  1. fosginger profile image60
    fosgingerposted 11 years ago

    When he's wrong, and won't admit it, what do you do?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image82
    dashingscorpioposted 11 years ago

    It's usually very easy to prove a "fact". However when it comes to "opinions" everyone is entitled to have their own. There is no right or wrong, only agree or disagree. Sometimes you just have to agree to disagree.
    It's our competitive spirit that makes us want to score a victory by proclaiming we are right and the other person is wrong. When they are unwilling to admit they are wrong we are denied the good feeling that comes with "winning". Since you can't control another person it makes very little sense to try to get someone to "change" who doesn't want to. All you can do is control how YOU react. Unless it falls into the "deal breaker" catagory more often than not it's probably not worth getting that upset about it.

  3. YvetteParker profile image60
    YvetteParkerposted 11 years ago

    Give him the time and space to figure out how to admit it. Make allowances for his faults. Many times pride and stubbornness will keep people from conceding when they are in error; even though they know and realize that they are. Stressing, nagging, arguing, and pressuring someone to admit their error will often cause them to retreat and prolong the admission of guilf; simply because they do not want you to be right at the time.

  4. edhan profile image39
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    It depends on the mistake he had done. If it does not hurt anyone then it shouldn't be that bad for not admit. Sometimes it is the character of a person that does not want to admit his mistake.

    Maybe you can do something wrong and when he sees it and telling you about it then you can make him realize that one has to admit to his own mistake.

  5. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    The same as you do when she's wrong but won't admit, let, whoever, live with the results of being wrong.

  6. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 11 years ago

    If it's not that important then fallaciously pull a Stephen Colbert  and say "Apology accepted"

    But one time I was very angry and to save my teeth from jaw grinding I mixed a mp3 of apology related snippets from movies.  It started of with an excerpt from "A Fish Called Wanda"

    "All right, all right, I apologize. I'm really really sorry. I apologize unreservedly. I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future"

    As I kept appending movie quotes I became aware that some things are unforgivable and I would not accept an apology even if it was given. By the end of the mp3 mix I had an excerpt from Sam Kinnison

    Here is the link to Sam Kinnison's "Are You Lonely Tonight?"

    1. profile image51
      kmroach1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is accurate, seriously.  He wouldn't admit he f'd up, so i said goodbye. Later, he texted,  "So your not coming over to watch Netflix?". I responded "apology accepted". He's on his way over.

  7. ikechiawazie profile image59
    ikechiawazieposted 11 years ago

    Does it realy matter if he is wrong and he doesn't want to admit. What do you want to acheive by him admitting his mistake. Is it a sound of victory? I belive and its my opinion that if he does not want to admit his mistake, then keep loving him.

    1. profile image51
      shonbanksposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's easy to say but very hard to actively do when it happens with every argument. For example,  denying that you said something that everyone else in the room heard you say. This type of behavior is not healthy and it doesn't help anything.

  8. freemarketingnow profile image58
    freemarketingnowposted 11 years ago

    In an agreement, it is rarely just one person's fault. From experience, I have found apologizing for the part of the conflict that I am responsible for is helpful for defusing the situation. There's no need to point out the other person's fault.

  9. weestro profile image77
    weestroposted 11 years ago

    Right or wrong, men are going to go down fighting....and usually losing the argument. read more

  10. lone77star profile image73
    lone77starposted 10 years ago

    Admit you're wrong.

    If you want love, give it.

    If you want prosperity, give it.

    Show humility, and you'll receive it.

    Those who cannot stand such gifts will soon leave.

  11. Penny G profile image60
    Penny Gposted 9 years ago

    I mark it on the calendar , then remind him that he can check it when he later starts it again.SIGH…..


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