Love is war and Chad knows the value of a good fight. He's in this to win the heart of the girl of his dreams. He keeps asking himself "how to get back with my girlfriend" and now he has a plan of action.
Starting with a plan is generally a good thing. What Chad did was not the best but it could have been worse.
Step one of Chad's plan involved allowing a little time to go by before he made a move on his girlfriend. Chad understands that this gives her time to sort through her own feelings and will give him a little time to analyze the relationship to see where things go wrong.
In other words, the time apart works as a sort of one-two punch in Chad's fight plan. He is, after all, fighting his way through the how to get back with my girlfriend process.
Step two of Chad's plan was a little more ambiguous. Chad planned to woo her with words of apology.
Sounds good right?
So, what's the problem?
The problem is that Chad, like so many others, has little experience delivering genuine heartfelt apologies. More specifically, he doesn't know how to deliver an apology that doesn't somehow offer excuses as part of the process.
It's not the "I'm sorry" that was the problem with Chad's apology. It was the "but you..." that had her seeing red and him seeing the door. If you don't learn the art of a proper apology before you make this move all could be lost.