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'I'm Sorry': How To Tell If An Apology Is Sincere

08/15/2013 05:00 pm ET

Find yourself in a marital spat, again?

If you and your spouse are arguing about -- and apologizing for -- the same things over and over again, it could be a sign that something is amiss in the relationship. It also likely means that your significant other isn't necessarily sorry for the behavior in question.

How do you know if he or she really isn't sorry? According to relationship expert Andrea Syrtash, it's all about how the message is delivered.

"Consider how he says it," she says in the video above. "If he's rushing through an apology and doesn't want to hear your perspective or process it in any way, he's not really sorry."

Watch the video above for two other signs an apology isn't really sincere.

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