Self-correction is a most important action,
but sometimes it takes considerable education
and a desire for a different kind of relation
to the loved one who sees continuing disruption.
She said, “Your apologies have lost credibility
because you never change your behavior-ability.
The definition of insanity reveals your culpability.
It’s doing the same thing over and over again foolishly
expecting over and over very different outcomes,
so, repent, say you’re sorry, stop sitting on your thumbs
and change before our relationship to death succumbs.”
He got the message, changed and their relationship now hums
(at least for awhile).
And so it is with all relations,
even and especially for presidents of nations.