Confession of a fault makes half amends for it. (Dictionary of English Proverbs/Thomas Preston) In a valued relationship, it is important to admit when we are wrong. Nothing is more harmful in a relationship than being wronged and not having that wrong acknowledged. People forgive. Hurts can be overcome. We are extremely resilient. We want to save relationships even when there have been problems. We love the opportunity to forgive because then we, also, can expect forgiveness.