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No more excuses! Here are some ways you can apologize

Shkruar nga Anabel

10 Korrik 2024

No more excuses! Here are some ways you can apologize

Good forgiveness is hard to come by because of the lack of desire to make it in the first place.

Apologizing depends on the situation you're in, from accidentally bumping into a stranger in a crowded bar to insulting your best friend's life choices. However, the key to good apologies does not lie in following a formula: It must be sincere!

Therefore, we are helping you with some tips:

1. Use the right words

Say, "I'm sorry" or "I apologize." These phrases are essential in any apology.

2. Accept responsibility

Specify what you are apologizing for. Show that you understand why your action was harmful.

3. Don't justify your actions

Don't try to explain why you did the action. Only if you are asked.

4. Promise improvement

Promise it won't happen again and describe specifically how you'll take action to avoid repeating the mistake.

5. Offer to mend the relationship with the person you are apologizing

to Show how you are willing to correct your mistake.

6. Listen

Listen carefully to the experience and feelings of the person you hurt. This is for them, not you!

What not to do when apologizing:

Don't use phrases like "if", "but" (eg, "I'm sorry if you were offended").

Don't discount the other person's feelings (eg, "It was just a joke").

When should you not apologize?

This is simple. Don't apologize for things that aren't your fault!

(You judge that for yourself, but since you're reading this article, you're not that innocent.)

Forgiveness is a sign of strength and maturity, and when done right, it can improve relationships.

 

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