The hardest part about being in a relationship is knowing how to swallow your pride and make up.  With his upcoming nuptials to Vanessa Minnillo, Nick Lachey told Access Hollywood his fool-proof strategy for apologizing to his future wifey when he messes up.  For Lachey, this is an easy one.  He gives her a taste of his velvety voice.  “That’s my trump card.  Whenever I screw up and I need to get back to her good graces, I sing. So far it’s worked,” he said.

What are some creative ways to apologize to your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Saying the words “I’m sorry” can be even harder than saying “I love you” in some cases.  Here are some sure-fire ways to make your apologies go smoothly:

1. Send your apology: When you make a big display of your amends, it shows thought and sincerity.  For example, send a singing telegram.  A small gift and a charming note can go a long way when you’ve messed up.

2. Show the world you’re sorry: The internet is a powerful way to have your message heard today.  Use it to your advantage by making an apology video and posting it on the web for everyone to see.  This will let your partner know that you’re aware of your mistake, and you want the world to know.

3. Cook: When your partner comes home, greet him or her with a nice meal set at a romantic table.  Calmly state your apology without stirring up another fight.  Admitting you were wrong and taking the extra time to do something special will surely ease the tension and get your relationship back on track.

What stratagies have you used when apologizing to your partner? Share your comments below.