How to Apologize in Five Steps

This article delineates five basic steps to accomplishing an important communication skill: the apology. In any relationship, this skill is a key to putting hurtful experiences behind you. According to this blog writer, the steps necessary to making “I’m sorry” mean something include expressing regret and acknowledging your partner’s pain. Next, accept responsibility for causing their pain and clarify that what you did was not meant to hurt them. Then explain the circumstances that you believe led to your lapse and, finally, repair the damage in any manner that you can. Amazingly, a good apology may actually strengthen a marriage.

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