Think about how bad the situation is. Was it a harmless joke or something that embarrassed you in front of the whole world?
Do many people know about it?
Did he two time you? If he did, think carefully,ask yourself would he ever do it again? Men who will two time you don't care about your feelings and he is not worth it.
Have we shared any pain together over a lost one? For example someone who we each miss on our own lives?
Likewise, have you two shared any happiness together? When both of you were down at the same time, did you both make each other feel good about yourselves?
Does he keep saying sorry? Chances are he does. If he doesn't, that just goes to show he doesn't really care whether he has you or not. He just wants you as an "extra" in his life.
Think, has he been nice to me all along? Did I like him at one point where I thought He was a true friend? Has he ever said nice things to me to make me happy when I'm down? Has he told me I'm beautiful instead of being "fit" or "hot".
Does he say goodnight or something sweet to me when we leave each other?
If it's something small, just forgive them, life is too short to dwell on the tiny details in life It's just something minute. An apology is not needed, but it would be nice.
Think about if they did anything similar in the past. Chances are if they hadn't, they won't do it again and are truly sorry.
Remember: You shouldn't ignore them and not accept their apology if they were nice to you all along. Everybody makes mistakes and they should be forgiven if they don't do it constantly.
Say you forgive them if you feel they are truly sorry and they wont do it again. If not, simply wait until the time is right.
Remember, if this is the first time and it is something small, forgive him, he might not have known what would hurt you and what wouldn't.
Give yourself time to think it over, but if the conflict is something that you do not feel you can move past, it might be the best thing for both of you, in the long run, if the relationship ends then.
If the guy intentionally hurt you emotionally, that is a powerful sign that the relationship is unhealthy and that you should end the relationship.
If the guy intentionally hurt you physically in any way you should not forgive him. Immediately remove yourself from the situation and contact professional help (doctor and lawyer). If you, and especially he, are committed to the relationship, you should still take yourself to a safe place immediately and seek assistance from professionals before you decide to continue the relationship.
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