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Apologizing

The Worst Thing You Can Say During An Apology (And What To Say Instead)

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.13.2016 | OWN

Chances are, you’ve had to apologize plenty of times in your life. And there’s a good chance you’ve also uttered the phrase, “I never meant to...

Daily Meditation: How To Say Sorry

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

One Of Trump's Biggest Flaws May Be What Gets Him Elected

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living

“Sorry” is not in Donald Trump’s lexicon ― but that just might be what puts him in the Oval Office. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee s...

I Stopped Apologizing. Now, I'm So Much More Confident.

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I didn't realize that the habit of starting sentences with, "Sorry, but could you..." actually made me present my own needs as weaknesses. It was probably clear to the other person, but the reason it wasn't clear to me was because the word "sorry" had subconsciously made me feel as if I was constantly bothering other people.

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.

3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Loved

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Carter, PhD

Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine's Day? If so, you're missing an opportunity! Building stronger connections with those around us can lead to a happier, healthier, more successful, and easier life.

Can We Start Over? How to Apologize To Kids and Why

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Psyched in San Francisco

Believing you could be jeopardizing their healthy development can be paralyzing. Lots of parents find themselves here at one point or another. If you find yourself tossing and turning, know that you are not alone and listening to this worry will help you turn things around.

Artist Makes Apologizing Cool Again With Fluffy Pompoms

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.12.2016 | Arts

Apologizing isn't very in right now. Saying "I'm sorry" can seem like an unnecessary admission of shame. People want to be "unapologetic" about their...

Here's Why Apologizing By Text Is Different From Saying Sorry In Person

Glamour | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

We spend an average of three hours each day fixated on our phones. And all that quality time with those tiny screens, MIT social scientist Sherry Turk...

Dad Says 'It's Too Soon For Christmastime' In Parody Music Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents

With Christmas shopping and other prep beginning as early as September, many people have complained about the premature timing of the holiday season i...

Learn to Apologize to Your Child

Irina Vakulchik | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Irina Vakulchik

You will also feel a lot better after you have apologized to your child, I know I do. There will be no need to carry the guilt around because you have been forgiven by someone very dear to you.

Read This Before Apologizing To Your Kids For The Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.26.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

I've never met a divorced parent who doesn't have at least some amount of regret about what their children went through as a result of their divorce. That regret in and of itself is not a problem. But if you get mired in it, you can end up compounding the damage. And that is a problem.

Adorable Kid Returns Library Book With An Apology Note

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.19.2015 | Good News

A ripped page in a comic book was no laughing matter for a young reader in Toronto, who guiltily returned the (slightly) damaged publication along wit...

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!"

20 Things You Should Never Apologize For (And 10 You Totally Should)

Ravishly | Posted 07.10.2016 | Women
Ravishly

There are some cut-and-dried scenarios where the word "sorry" is never, ever needed -- and some where it is. Let's review them, shall we?

This Supercut Of Women Apologizing Makes Us Never Want To Say 'Sorry' Again

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women

Sorry (not sorry) -- quick question: "Why are women always apologizing?" One study attributes women's disproportionate sorry-habit to "a higher thresh...

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.

Why Kids Should Say 'I'm Sorry'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Many people say that having your children say "I'm sorry" when they aren't really sorry is invalidating. I am certainly against invalidating your kids, and I do not recommend telling your kids that they ARE sorry when they aren't. However, I do think that children should be encouraged to apologize if they hurt someone physically or emotionally, and here is why.

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.

5 Things I No Longer Apologize For

August McLaughlin | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
August McLaughlin

Whether we articulate it or not, feeling regretful for who we authentically are can hold us back in all sorts of ways.

I'll Stop Saying 'Sorry' If You Do, Too

Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

I have noticed how often I -- and my female friends -- apologize for things that are out of our control. This, of course, is different than saying, "I am sorry for being late," or "I'm sorry I picked a fight last night because I was really hungry and you were taking forever to figure out our plans."

Apology Not Accepted

Beth Frede | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Beth Frede

We have to stop this nonsensical idea that taking our full space somehow diminishes others. We have to stop apologizing for being who we're here to be. It is in the fullest, untamed expression of who we are that we can live on purpose.

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.

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 I Am NOT Sorry

Alba Brunetti | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Alba Brunetti

Saying "I'm sorry" repeatedly put me in a position of constantly being in the wrong. This had a profound impact on me as I was doing nothing that warranted an apology.