I'm part of a family full of people who don't say I'm sorry. I had to actually learn how to say those words. My mother never said I'm sorry to me for some of the hurtful things she said and did. Have you ever had moments with family or friends where you couldn't utter those two words? Why?
Was not the way I was raised , the reason it was so hard to say sorry was because this family member was the type who was always right never wrong and I said sorry to make peace with them, other then that I do not have a problem with saying sorry, when I know I should.
hhmm, I wasn't referring to a sympathetic apology....I was referring to the real deal, and even more so in person. I now find I have an easier time apologizing to my boys than I've ever had in my life - to anyone for anything.
But, apologies are still a bit difficult. Not because I don't feel I should have to, because there are many times I do feel I should, but for the simple reason I wasn't taught to apologize when I was a child. So, in other words, I'm still learning how to apologize.
One of my friends is very headstrong, and he always has to be right about everything. He's one of them that I know that doesn't say it very often, because that would mean that he could potentially be wrong about something.
You know Origin ... I get the feeling that was my Mother's issue... very frustrating because there were times I KNEW she was wrong and she would find a way to point that finger at me. I felt like I was completely nuts for most of my teen years.
makes absolute sense to me - in fact, it's how I 'apologized' for a long time during my life. Showing I was sorry rather than saying it (not so sure about changing the behavior...but definitely doing something nice for the person I should have been apologizing to.)
I loath it when people apologise for their bad behaviour and then suggest you are in the wrong for not accepting the apology, (which is easily said but far harder to do.) Only time proves whether someone is 'sorry'. In some ways, it's worse than the people who won't apologise because they don't want to admit they are wrong, it is some how more honest, even though it is hurtful. Some people think that they can do whatever they want and then just say 'sorry'. Being sorry, that's the thing!
What do you think of people saying, "I'm sorry" Does it really make everything okay or right?Do you think saying sorry for something still makes everything 'right' between you and another person? Do you think...