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8 comments | May 29th, 2012

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It was my fault and I know it and she knows it and I still can't bring myself to say I'm sorry. {end story}

Wasn't it Elton John who sang that "sorry seems to be the hardest word"?  Are you apologetic when you have reason to be?  Is saying you're sorry hard for you?  Why?

 

8 comments

  • Anonymous

    Posted on May 30, 2012

    If I’ve done it, I will admit it and apologize for it. I don’t see many others who do the same.

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    • Casey

      Posted on May 30, 2012

      Sometimes not saying you’re sorry is even worse than whatever you have to say you’re sorry for. I agree, not many others doing it.

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  • Baffled

    Posted on May 30, 2012

    Do the right thing and apologize. If you know you are wrong why wouldn’t you?

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  • Kaye Trenting

    Posted on May 30, 2012

    In our family we have a running joke where the apologizer typically apologizes for how the other person I reacted not what they did. “I’m sorry you heard it that way.” Somehow it clears the air.

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  • Not So Mellow Yellow

    Posted on May 30, 2012

    You know what I hate? When someone isn’t gracious about receiving an apology. Saying you’re sorry isn’t always easy – don’t gloat or rub it in someone’s face.

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  • KW

    Posted on May 30, 2012

    I am a big apologizer. I am really pissed at first, but then I get over the problem pretty quickly. Then I just want to move on, so I apologize. I can always say, “I’m sorry I hurt your feelings or made you mad.” That is always true. So just do it! You’ll feel better and so will the other person.

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  • Anouk

    Posted on June 14, 2012

    I always used to apologize as a reflex. Bump into an empty chair, “sorry.” Say something too loud (or not loud enough), “sorry.” Try to get someone’s attention when they’re doing something else, “sorry.” Can’t hear what someone just said to me, “sorry?” And so on.

    I eventually replaced it with “pardon.” I couldn’t stop the reflex, but I could use a word that sounds less like I’m admitting wrongdoing for bumping into empty chairs.

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