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We Are Women And We're Sorry

Janet Frishberg | Posted 10.08.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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 e...

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | 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 09.08.2015 | 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 07.28.2015 | 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 07.13.2015 | Gay 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 07.13.2015 | 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 07.07.2015 | 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 06.11.2015 | Gay 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 06.10.2015 | 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.

Teaching Children How to Offer Apologies That Stick

Amy Nielson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

I want my children to be sorry, not just say it. I want them to know why they are sorry, and to leave the situation with a plan to avoid repeating it. That is why I changed the apology process at our house. This is what it looks like now.

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Some Personalities Are More Likely To Apologize Than Others

Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl There are those healthy, well-adjusted people who are quick to swallow their pride and apologize when they'...

Dangers of Apologies

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gualtieri

Learning those words quickly becomes a gateway to an apologetic attitude. I'm not saying that teaching your children how to apologize is a bad thing, but that phrase should come with a warning label.

10 Things I Wish I'd Said

Nile Cappello | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Nile Cappello

I'm not going to lie and say I'm 100 percent happy with the way I've handled certain things in my life. Although there are not situations I necessarily wish I'd avoided, or wish hadn't been thrust upon me, there are situations I wish I had responded to differently.

Blinded By the Light

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 04.22.2015 | Media
Stephen Gray Wallace

Teens and young adults who receive encouragement and support from important people in their lives, perhaps especially parents, typically emerge on the other end of this developmental dilemma with a "self" intact and ready to move on to adulthood.

Women, Stop Apologizing For Existing

Christina Berchini | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

Existing in a space is not a privilege -- it is a right. Treat it as such, and have the courage to stop apologizing for it.

Why Apologies Matter and How to Make Them Meaningful

Gina DeLapa | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

Show me a leader who can't offer a decent apology, and I'll show you a leader who will ultimately have no followers. And to quote my mother's favorite adage, "To be a leader, you must attract followers.

The Time I Threw Sand In My Cousin's Mouth And Blamed Him For It

Annie Battles | Posted 08.31.2014 | Comedy
Annie Battles

I've always been a little hard to contain. Some people call it joie de vivre, others, my psychiatrist included, call it ADD. One of the mainstays of my personality, and arguably a symptom of the disorder, is extremely impulsive behavior.

It's 2014 and YOLO Is Still Bringing Us Down

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Gladstone

Despite its fading glory, I still worry that we're on the verge of permanently being remembered as the YOLO Generation -- a generation whose baffling and repellent vocal majority has decided we'd rather stand for youthful arrogance than stand for nothing at all.

What Donald Sterling Should Say

Mark Olmsted | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports
Mark Olmsted

I have long known these feelings to be irrational. I could bore you with stories from childhood and upbringing that would make them a little more understandable but they wouldn't make them any more excusable.

The Power of an Apology in Divorce

Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Divorce
Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP

For divorcing and divorced spouses, a heartfelt apology can work wonders in beginning to heal relationships and in settling disputes.

I'm So Really, Truly Sorry: The 24-Hour Apology Cable Channel

Spencer Green | Posted 03.11.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

MONDAY 8:00am -- Sincere or Insincere: Biochemically Analyzing Melissa Harris-Perry's Tears 1:00pm -- Learning How to Pre-Apologize for Something St...

5 Situations Where You Should Always Apologize

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Let’s be honest: No one ever really likes apologizing. This is especially true when we feel wronged ourselves or caug...