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The Media Beat's Annual Best Corrections (2016)

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.29.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

We in the media made more mistakes in 2016 than in any previous year, ever. I feel confident in baldly stating that as incontrovertible fact. Where...

Sorry Not Sorry - Do You Force Apologizing in Your Home?

Avital Schreiber Levy | Posted 11.18.2016 | Parents
Avital Schreiber Levy

No one loves apologizing. It’s hard to tolerate guilty feelings that can come with recognizing you’ve hurt someone else or done something wrong. P...

The Phone Call That Taught Me The Importance Of Kindness

Nancy Roman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I was rude on the phone. I heard from my doctor's office that Medicare had my coverage screwed up. This was the first time I have used my card since turning 65. And my claim was denied. So I got on the phone with Medicare. That alone brings my blood pressure up.


Jonathan Haber | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

As already noted, the outsized examples we've seen this election cycle makes such behavior fair game for moral lessons delivered in lectures, editorials or sermons. My only problem with such moralizing is that it might be letting one party - all of us - off the hook.

The Apology That Never Came...

Susan Kraus | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Susan Kraus

What is it with apologies? Why do some feel hollow and empty while others elicit understanding or even forgiveness? What are the specific qualities of an authentic apology?

How To Apologize And Mean It

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 10.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Winifred M. Reilly

Consider this. We all make mistakes, but there's no reason for your apology to be a mistake of its own.

A Few Words To Those Who Owe Me An Apology

Nancy Roman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I don't have a lot of revenge fantasies. It's not that I'm such a goody-two-shoes. Well, okay, I'm a little bit of a goody-two-shoes. I believe in the power of Being Nice. Which is why I don't have much in the way of revenge fantasies. What I have, though, are apology fantasies.

Being Donald Trump Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump employs a famously limited vocabulary while on the stump, to great political effect. But at a campaign rally on Thursday, the cocky and u...

This Canadian Teaches Trump The Art Of The Apology

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Why I Spend a Lot of Time Apologizing to My Kid

Quora | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents

Do parents ever say sorry to their child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peop...

Martha Nussbaum and Anger, Apologies, and Forgiveness

Randall Horton | Posted 06.06.2016 | Books
Randall Horton

Over the years, I've spent a considerable amount of time discussing anger, apologies, and forgiveness with therapists and survivors of child abuse and...

All Apologies: Taking Back 'I'm Sorry' From People Who Aren't

Laura Munoz | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Laura Munoz

A sincere apology may help to smooth over an offense, but even in the best of circumstances it doesn't negate action itself. I would argue that a flippant apology is actually an even more selfish act, and often only serves to further incense the person on the receiving end. In any case, the words "I'm sorry" are always a poor substitute for simply behaving better.

Do You Say 'Sorry' Too Much?

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

To be taken seriously and to get things done, authentic and courageous leaders do not make "sorry" part of their regular vocabulary. Authentic leaders do not apologize for their point of view or values, but instead reserve the use of "sorry" for only the most appropriate of circumstances.

6 Things To Stop Apologizing For Immediately

Claire Davidson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Women
Claire Davidson

For most of my life, the word "sorry" was a knee-jerk reaction; it was my verbal hiccup whenever I asked for something I wanted, didn't know what I was doing, or simply took up space.

We Are Women And We're Sorry

Janet Frishberg | Posted 10.08.2016 | Women
Janet Frishberg

We want to know if we said the right thing, the wrong thing. We are sorry but we have feelings, we don't want to be crazy but, this might be wrong but, we might be delusional, and if we are, we're sorry. We're sorry we made you feel that way. We're sorry we made anything at all.

The Psychology of Asking for Forgiveness and Forgiving

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 10.02.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Do apologies work? What makes them meaningful and sincere? What are the essential parts of an apology? Is there a point when too many apologies for the same act become hollow words?

Why It's So Hard To Admit When You're Wrong

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Recently, Matt Damon came under fire for making tone-deaf comments during an episode of HBO's "Project Greenlight." The actor (poorly) attempted to ex...

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

What if the Apology Was Our Mistake?

Alexandra Allam | Posted 09.07.2016 | College
Alexandra Allam

"I'm sorry," is a phrase that's become spoken far too frequently. In our culture, apologies are passed out like flyers: open invitations to all, with little regard on the receiving end. It's not to say there's anything wrong with apologizing. In fact, when appropriate, it's important.

The Payoff for Apologies -- and the Penalties for Their Absence

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

The father with his kids in tow yelled a couple of obscenities at the gate agent. "Why won't you just open that door and let us on that plane! It's sitting right there. I can see it!"

My Bisexual Blunder

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Friday night. I was waiting for my wife to come home with the pizza dinner and half watching the new season of True Detective. I casually cruised over to Facebook, certain everyone in the world was having a more exciting life than I. When I saw the message from the famed Loraine Hutchins, I knew immediately. I screwed up.

12 Things To Stop Blaming Yourself For

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

As I go through the growing pains of becoming a "real adult," I'm realizing that the notion that I'm responsible for everything that comes into my life is absolute, total crap. Sometimes there are things we just shouldn't apologize for.

Do You Need an Apology?

Melanie Young | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

The words some people find most difficult to say with true conviction are "I'm sorry." Yet they speak volumes when it matters. The impact of unspoken words can be more powerful than those said. Speak from the heart without losing your head.

What First Impressions Do You Make in the Gay Community

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Having lived for many years in one of the most populated cities in the world, I have had the opportunity to make first impressions with countless others of the years. Oftentimes, I would wonder what first impressions am I making when I meet a stranger for the first time?

Am I Really Sorry?

Elissa Stein | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women
Elissa Stein

For me, and many other women, apologizing, whether it's warranted or not, has become a constant, chronic state of mind. Saying "I'm sorry" so often gives power away. It's prostrating, docile, negating.