DO YOU NEED TO APOLOGIZE AGAIN, THIS TIME BECAUSE YOU MEAN IT…

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picsart_02-14-092067838167.pngI’m pretty sure we have all done this. You may be in this situation right now. You said or did someone and you know you were wrong. You told them you’re sorry and you’re ready to move on. But you may need to go back and apologize again…

Why?


HOW did you say, “I’m sorry?”


Did they tell you, “You owe me an apology!” and you angrily and grudgingly snap back, “I’m sorry!”

Did you tell them you were sorry just to shut them up from nagging you… wanting them to drop it?

Did you tell them you were sorry only to demand of them to get over it and move on?

Did you tell them you were sorry because you know God expects it, but you really didn’t mean it?

Did you tell them you were sorry because you just didn’t want them to be upset?

Did you tell…

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  1. This is so good. I hope all of your readers take the time to click over and read the remaining 266 words on your original post, because the best part is there. I especially like this:
    “When we are truly sorry, we want the person to feel that it hurt us that we hurt them. And, when we are truly sorry our continued behavior reflects that apology, even if they have a human moment in bringing that hurt back up again.”

    Amen!

    I am reminded of the worst non-apology that I have ever received. Someone I thought of as a friend made a “joke” about me that was rude and deeply hurtful. He said this to me in passing, as we were leaving a meeting. I was so shocked by what he’d said, that I couldn’t even speak.

    After ruminating about his words for a few hours, I decided that I needed to tell him how much his remark had hurt me, and give him the opportunity to explain himself — because surely my friend hadn’t meant it to come out the way it did!

    So I composed myself, then called him. With a deliberately calm and polite tone of voice, because I wanted to salvage our friendship, not blow it up, I said “You may not have realized it, but what you said to me as we were leaving the meeting hurt my feelings.”

    “I’m sorry,” he said. “Now, get over it!”

    I got over it, alright. I got over thinking of him as a friend!

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