The three easy steps to create a good apology

Let’s be real, we’ve all had to apologize for something that we’ve done. But sometimes offering a heartfelt apology can be difficult. Maybe you don’t know what to say, or maybe you think if you don’t say anything the other person will forget how you wronged them. Being able to apologize is still important! Family Life offers 3 simple steps to make a good apology.

The first step is to actually say the words “I’m sorry,” and actually mean it. Even if you have to sleep on it to understand why you need to apologize, be heartfelt in saying it. Flippant apologies can be more hurtful than not saying anything at all.

The second step is to say why you’re apologizing. This isn’t your time to try to blame the other person, but for you to explain what you did that warrants the apology.

The final step is to offer to fix your mistakes. This can help you rebuild trust with that other person and hopefully help keep you from making the same mistake again.

Click HERE to read the article from Family Life

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