We all make mistakes and say and do things that hurt our relationships with others. This could be a spouse, coworkers, friends, or a child. How we handle these relationship “ruptures” is crucial to sustaining healthy and supportive relationships. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always come easy. Our kids see us make mistakes and we are modeling how to handle things when we mess up. Although we wish it never happened, times like these can be very valuable teachable moments and can ultimately even make the relationship stronger.