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Saying Sorry

Sorry, Not Sorry: My Apology Addiction

Lena Dunham | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Lena Dunham

Apologizing is a modern plague, and I'd be willing to bet (though I have zero scientific research to back this up) that many women utter "I'm sorry" more on a given day than "Thank you" and "You're welcome" combined. I am a woman who is sometimes right, sometimes wrong but somehow always sorry.

How My Son Is Teaching Me Not To Say Sorry

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Emily Hatch

In all seriousness, hearing my son repeat me -- seeing myself reflected in him and his foul, remorseful mouth -- made me think about what I'm communicating and what I'm not when I constantly say, "I'm sorry."

Sorry, Not Sorry

Marie Forster | Posted 06.18.2016 | Comedy
Marie Forster

I have been keeping mental note of how often I utter these meaningless apologies, and it's pitiful.

5 Ways to Connect With Our Kids and Why We Should Start Practicing Them Now

Allison Chawla | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Allison Chawla

In all of my studies surrounding parenting, there is one reoccurring variable that continues to support healthy child-parent relationships, and that is making the effort to genuinely connect with kids.

18 Things You Should Stop Apologizing For

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.11.2016 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

What happened to saying no and not following up with an explanation? What happened to just saying, "I don't feel like it"?

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.

We're Both Still Growing Up

Jeff Bogle | Posted 05.01.2016 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

It dawned on me, on this Tuesday, that we're both still growing up. That we never stop growing up, not really, whether we're 7, 11, 36, 39, or any number before, in between, or after.

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."

'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.

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.

7 Things You Should Never Apologize For

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Everyone makes mistakes. We're human -- we're allowed. And when we do make an error in judgment, we simply apologize and move on. But the truth is,...

The Art of Saying 'I'm Sorry'

Judy Mollen Walters | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Judy Mollen Walters

I never learned to say "I'm sorry." In my household growing up, it wasn't said too often. But learning to say it, and say it the right way, is such a ...

How to Say 'I'm Sorry'

Jen Glantz | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

When you feel like all that's being accomplished is one person trying to yell louder than the other, walk away -- hang up the phone -- and sign off Gchat for a few minutes.

#Sorrynotsorry: The New Girl Power?

Rachel Simmons | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Rachel Simmons

An increasing drumbeat of data is suggesting that women summon the courage to lean in, only to be knocked back. Meanwhile, a generation of girls is still getting the message that confident self-expression is the answer.

The Simple Phrase I Had To Banish From My Vocabulary

Ani Vrabel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Ani Vrabel

This isn't about not holding myself accountable for my actions; it's about no longer reflexively blurting out an apology I don't really owe. It's about changing my default setting from unnecessary guilt.

Take the 'I'm Sorry' Challenge!

Kimberly Berg | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Berg

By noticing how difficult it is for you to say something different than "sorry," you'll have taken a small step toward more personal freedom and individual expression.

Refusing To Apologize Makes You Feel Good, Study Says

Karin Kasdin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Call me a wuss, but I can't sleep at night if I think I've hurt someone's feelings. I will stay up until I've formulated the perfect apology. Sometimes the person to whom I apologize has no idea what I'm talking about.

What Is The One Thing You'd Like To Say Sorry For? (WATCH)

Posted 01.11.2013 | Home

Microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: What is the one thing you'd like to say sorry for? See more clips Add Marlo O...

Martha Beck: Who's Sorry Now? 6 Steps To Regret-Proof Your Life

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck “I ate that pound of chocolate.” “I lost the love of my life.” “I blew the audition on 'American Idol'.” Martha Beck o...

I'm Sorry... Not!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

One of my New Year's resolutions is to stop saying a "sorry" that's empty, apologize fully when it's appropriate and to do my part to shift our culture of meaningless or non-existent apologies. Anyone else up for that?

I Am So Not Sorry About My Vagina

Jezebel | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women

I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I'm really, really sorry. I'm sorry I looked at you while you were watching TV. I'm sorry I lowered the window. I'm sorry it'...

The Science Of Apologies

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

As anyone can tell you, apologies don't always work... At times they seem to fall on deaf ears. But more often than not, our apologies fall flat because we apologize the wrong way.