This week, I want to talk about the anatomy of an authentic apology. Do you know how to say you’re sorry and mean it?
Let’s look at a couple of common ways people think they’re apologizing, but they’re actually not:
1. Do you say, “I’m sorry, but ___________” (fill in the blank with the why of the offending action)? For example, “I’m sorry, but I was tired” or “I’m sorry, but you were annoying me.”
2. Do you act out your feeling of remorse rather than putting words on it? For example, a friend of mine told me that in thirteen years of marriage, her husband has never said “I’m sorry,” but she knows he is because he acts nicer than usual.
I want you to think about how you apologize and what you need to do to actually BE sorry and communicate it in an authentic and effective way.
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I hope you have an amazing week, and, as always, take care of you.
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