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Category Archives: Apologizing

I’m Sorry But…

Sometimes the most heartfelt and sincere apologies can be ruined with the word “but” after it. Or, with some qualification that gives with one hand and takes away with the other. For example: “I’m sorry I called you an idiot, … Continue reading

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Too Little, Too Late

Sometimes, when we apologize for saying hurtful things during a conflict, the other person doesn’t accept the words we express. At these times, she or he might respond with the phrase “too little, too late”, or something to that effect, … Continue reading

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EXPECTING AN APOLOGY

Below is the third most popular blog from 2015 (as I am taking a break for August). If you are inclined, please provide your comments on why you think this one was so well-received. EXPECTING AN APOLOGY After a conflict … Continue reading

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Asking for Forgiveness

The thing about asking for forgiveness is that the receiver may not forgive. As we know, it’s not a simple request and apologizing or saying “I’m sorry” is not necessarily sufficient. There is just no guarantee – no matter how … Continue reading

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Effective Apologizing

To be an effective apology it is important that it comes from the heart, that it is sincere and a true acknowledgement of our inappropriate and hurtful behaviour and the impact it caused the other person. Apologies do not have … Continue reading

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