Do you ever apologize for something you misspoke or for a misunderstanding?
I try to clarify my position first, but if I'm flat out wrong I'll utter those two words.
Apology does not mean you're wrong, it means you are taking responsibility for your part however small. Cleaning up lingering energy and showing you can set ego aside.
Absolutely. There's no reason to have bad feelings get started over a misunderstanding or simple correctable error.
Though I so my best to avoid situations where I need to apologize.
Always, whenever I'm aware of it. I don't like having it hanging over my head.
Yeah. That will give ya cancer. Like holding grudges. Yuck.
Yeah. Or being angry at someone for something they actually were at fault about. I held onto anger for ~15 years once - against my best friend. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Everyone else moved on (including the people he'd harmed, which didn't include
me) but I was still angry. (We had each moved to different states, or it might not have lasted that long, but still...) When I eventually saw him again, & just let it all go... it was the biggest relief of my life. I'd only hurt myself. Never again.
Took me 10 years to get over my aunt disowning my family for reasons she wouldn't even communicate to me. One of my favorite people. I was so mad, but more so because she had a close relationship with my baby daughter. She 'left' her. So I was hurt.
Yes. They don't care or don't notice - and really, it's all in our heads. The anger and hostility and resentment! Awful. And it would break your heart every time you relived it in your head. Not anymore. I let it go. Not easy yet, but it gets done.
I apologize for my behavior by saying that I regret my actions and by saying that would not do/say again because I view things differently. I never say ' I'm sorry or I'm really, really sorry' unless I'm trying to show sympathy for someone's loss.
I generally say that I apologize for whatever. In addition to times of greif, I also will say, "I'm sorry" when I have hurt someone that love.
Yes. Even me too. Lol.
I'm not sure about that. I think there are some who are arrogant enough to have never willingly apologized. :)
Of. Purse, I am married. Lol
On occasion when I am wrong, I can't remember when that was ; )