Sweet Things to Do for an Angry Girlfriend

Getting over conflict is a key element of a healthy relationship.
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Everyone makes mistakes; correcting these mistakes can be tricky. This is especially true in relationships. If you've done something that upset your girlfriend, it may seem impossible to restore peace to your relationship. However, if you prove by your words and behavior that you want to make amends, you can return your relationship to a happier dynamic.

1 Say the Words

Although actions can speak louder than words, when your girlfriend is upset, the words are still very important. Usually your girlfriend will want to hear you say that you're sorry. Make sure, though, that you are sincere and that you take responsibility for your actions. Saying "I'm sorry you're upset" can make her feel that you don't think you have done anything wrong and that you just wish she had reacted differently. Instead, start your apology with "I'm sorry that I ... " When you take responsibility for your actions, it will show her that you care about her feelings.

2 Address the Problem

One of the sweetest things you can do for an angry girlfriend is show her how much you wish you could make up for your mistake. You can accomplish this by doing something that addresses the true source of her anger. If you forgot an important day, such as a birthday or anniversary, surprise your girlfriend with a make-up dinner or party. If you argued about something, such as what to watch on television or what to do on your date, dedicate your next date night to something she loves to do. This will show her you sincerely prioritize her.

3 Embrace the Cliché

Giving flowers to an angry girlfriend may seem like a cliché, but it can work to soothe her hurt feelings. When most people receive a gift, they feel inclined to return the favor, tangibly or emotionally. If you give your girlfriend a gift to make her feel better, chances are it will help inspire her to have good feelings toward you. If flowers aren't your thing, get creative. Give her a CD you both love or a framed picture of the two of you.

4 Restore Her Peace

A sweet way to help your angry girlfriend feel calm again is to pamper her. Treat her to a day at a spa for a massage or facial. If that's beyond your means, recreate this on a smaller scale at home. Light scented candles, give her a massage and then snuggle on the couch. This may help her restore her inner pace and put her in a better mood.

Kimberly Yates has been both writing and teaching since 1997. She has been published in a variety of magazines, including "The Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine" and "Woman's World." She has a Bachelor's degree in English and a Masters in English education.