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Apologies

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

What's In The Presidential Health Care Apology?

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The Apologizer in Chief is back at it. This time he apologized for something or another related to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. It's not...

Sorry, Men's Health, But Movember is Now Mea-culp-ember, Too

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Christina Pesoli

No, he owned up, no strings attached. He said he made a statement that turned out to be not true. He said he understood that it is scary to get a cancelation notice. And he apologized. Obama's apology gets full points for being unequivocal.

How To Make Fewer Mistakes (And Get The Most Out Of The Inevitable Ones)

Nell Minow | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

I'm something of a professional when it comes to mistakes. I believe mistakes can be our best teachers. Here is some of what they have taught me.

7 Tips For Fighting Fair

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

Argument and debate are going to happen, even in the best of partnerships, but it doesn't have to mean doomsday or that you're not compatible. In fact, I have found some conflict can actually be a stepping stone to a more honest, intimate place and can foster better communication.

The 7 Apologies I Owe My Husband

Posted 02.28.2013 | OWN

By Karen Thompson Walker The author of The Age of Miracles: A Novel (now out in paperback) reveals the kind of "I'm sorry" that can turn a marital ...

The Right and Wrong Ways to Apologize

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Having the courage to admit we've screwed up is one of the hardest things to do. But is simply saying "I was wrong" sufficient? Giving and receiving apologies the right way isn't a matter of etiquette; it's a crucial component of ethical intelligence.

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

Posted 01.11.2013 | MarloThomas

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? var src_url="http://pshar...

The Prank That Sank

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media
Jocelyn Greenky

What were those two DJs thinking? Answer: Only themselves. My heart sank when I read the news that the nurse tragically died after being a victim of...

Making Amends Isn't Always Enough

Julie Elsdon-Height | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Elsdon-Height

Making amends doesn't mean that I can have relationships with the people involved, it doesn't mean they will forgive me -- or that the process will be sufficient for them to forgive.

Atonement for Atonement's Sake

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

While I have never participated consistently in any form of organized Judaism, and while I cannot bring myself to believe in the magic of a "Book of Life" exactly, I am intrigued by Judaism's prescribed process for atonement.

Do You Over-Apologize?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

How many times a day do you apologize? Think about it. Not a major, "I messed up" kind of acknowledgement, more of a figure of speech, a rationalization, an excuse. If you're like me, it happens often.

Reflection on Misspeaking and Lip-Service Apologies

Laura Finley | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Laura Finley

"Misspeaking" refers to fumbling for the right word. It is accidental, a slip-up. It is not when someone who clearly believes what he or she is saying tries to make nice by claiming they didn't really mean what they very obviously said.

Why Love Means Never Waiting for Someone Else to Say They're Sorry

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

Given our propensity for hurting each other -- usually inadvertently through our clumsiness or our being inconsiderate -- getting good at apologizing should be standard-issue emotional equipment for membership in the human race. And it is. Any one can do it.

Treating Men Like 4-Year-Olds

Yashar Ali | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

Excusing men from explicitly apologizing or expressing emotion is equating trying with doing. The two are not equal.

How Not to Compound a Mistake

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank A. Weil

Mistakes are essential to your growth in life, if you recognize them and correct them. Do not fear them -- you need them.

The Power Of "I'm Sorry"

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

There is something powerful about saying "I'm sorry." Lent forces us to come to grips with the need to both give and receive apologies.

Soul-Talk: Are You Stuck In The Toxic Apology Trap?

Russell Bishop | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Surely you have had someone give you a half-hearted apology that left you feeling cold inside. In fact, haven't you been the one giving that "I'm-kind-of-sort-of-sorry" apology yourself?

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?