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Apology

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.

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!"

An Apology: How I Failed Monica Lewinsky

HopeLab | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media
HopeLab

I recently watched Monica Lewinsky's TED Talk. I was riveted. The former White House Intern has stepped back into the public arena in order to reclaim her narrative and, as she said, "give a purpose to my past."

An Apology to Mothers... and an Abundance of Forgiveness

Reem Kassis | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Now that I am a mother, though, I think that on mother's day what we really need to do is not just celebrate. We need to apologize. We need to apologize to our mothers that we celebrate them only once a year. Motherhood, after all, is not a choice you make once. It is a choice you make every day.

The Apology Olympics

John Feffer | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
John Feffer

It's not likely that Shinzo Abe will provide the kind of true contrition for Japan's wartime conduct that his critics in South Korea, China, the United States, and elsewhere demand -- unless he feels that he must. There are two ways of changing Abe's position on the history issue.

Taming the Beast Within Our Beauty

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

I pulled her into myself, holding her, letting her cry, letting her feel the fullness of being wrong, but having a mama who loved her anyway, loved her enough to expect the best from her.

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.

Going Deeper Than 'I'm Sorry' -- 4 Keys to Repairing Daily Family Wounds

Jesua | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

I don't know what's more personally heart-wrenching, emotionally exhausting or spiritually straining on a mundane level than feeling unresolved co...

Dear Rajon Rondo

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

It all started as a practical joke, just because I realized that @therealrondo was not taken yet on Twitter. But it quickly snowballed. My original concept for the joke was simple: to build up as many followers in your name as possible and then make a crazy announcement.

Dear Daughter, I Just Wanted You To Be Better Than Me

Julie Maida | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Julie Maida

I always thought it was my job to teach you about life, but I fear you may not have learned as much from me as I have from you.

'I'm Sorry' Is My Armor

Jennifer Malise | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jennifer Malise

I'm always going to be scared; of failure, of disappointment, of not being good enough. But I'm done pretending that I won't feel pain if I'm careful enough, or that I can prevent the pain of others by just wishing hard enough. Saying I'm sorry is a verbal tightrope act, and it's one that I'm done performing.

Strangers Passing Gas: A Jersey Girl's Public Apology to New Hampshire Residents

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

You see, little by little, I eventually caught on and soon learned that "farty" was none other than "forty."

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.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 3

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Now we will focus on finding the rest of the words you'll need to complete an apology. And, because neither you nor your partner is in it alone, we return to the importance of forgiveness in promoting trust, intimacy, and romance.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 2

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

"Be My Valentine" can mean asking for love in a relationship, for partnership in life's adventures. It means enjoy my successes, support me when life gets hard, and I will do the same for you. And it means talk to me -- about frivolous nothings, random anythings, and essential everythings.

4 Steps to a Sincere Apology

Janis Kupferer | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Janis Kupferer

Ever have an apology leave you - well, even more angry or hurt? There actually are some rules on how to apologize -- rules that if followed, will have you back in good graces in no time.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 1

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Apologizing is no easy task. We may not know how to do it (or how to do it well). We may not think that we need to do it. Or, we may fear that the outcome of our apology -- the forgiveness that we seek, the closeness for which we yearn -- won't be realized.

8 Elements Of A Sincere Apology

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you're in a position to apologize, do it the right way even though it might be difficult. The gain far outweighs any anxiety you may have over saying, "I am sorry."

Je suis juste moi: I Am Just Me

Zehra Mehdi-Barlas | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Zehra Mehdi-Barlas

Whenever there is news of a shooting, kidnapping or attack, the first thought that goes through my mind is "Please don't let it be a Muslim" (with "Please don't let it be a Pakistani Muslim" following closely behind). For if it's a Muslim, it will no longer be considered an isolated incident. If it's a Muslim, I have the onerous burden of having to do the following.

It's Patrick Lynch, Not Mayor De Blasio, from Whom an Apology Is Due

James Meyerson | Posted 03.13.2015 | New York
James Meyerson

Mayor de Blasio never ran for Mayor of the City on an "anti-police" platform; once elected, Mayor de Blasio has never thrown police officers under the bus; and Mayor de Blasio most certainly does not have blood of the fallen officers on his hands.

Why 'I Miss You' Doesn't Mean 'I Want You'

Unwritten | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Unwritten

I don't want you to kiss me or hold my hand, or tell me that you love me. I don't want to date you or even have sex with you. I simply don't want you. I miss you, that's all. I miss how you used to make me feel.

How To Apologize The Right Way

Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

By Marjorie Ingall Apologies are on everyone's mind these days, what with Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin at Sony groveling for sending racially-charg...

Time Apologizes For Including 'Feminist' In List Of Words To Ban

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media

Time magazine has apologized for including the word "feminist" in a readers' poll of terms to ban in 2015. The original post, which was published ...

He Cheated: 10 Ways to Move On With Your Life

Peggy Nolan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Have you ever been cheated on? I have. It's one of the most gut-wrenching experiences to go through. When someone you love and trust does something horrendous, like have an affair that causes your marriage or relationship to implode, understand that you may never get an apology.

The Handshake of Asia's Dreams?

Alexis Dudden | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Alexis Dudden

Rumor has it that in early November, on the sidelines of the big, Asian regional economic meeting called APEC China's President Xi Jiping and Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo might shake hands.