If you’re like me, you would rather walk barefoot through burning coals or attend a political fundraiser than actually admit you suffered a brief laps of judgement which led to hurting a loved one’s feelings. Perhaps the two most difficult words to say in the English language are “I’m sorry.” Why is it so hard to admit when we’ve made a mistake and then to offer a heart felt apology?
The truth is we all make mistakes. Misunderstandings occur even among the closest family members, friends, and coworkers. The good news is that a sincere and thoughtful apology can be a powerful tool to heal almost any relationship.
The following are five tips for offering sincere and effective apologies:More