How to apologize correctly. This is phrased in the context of marriage, but I think these rules of thumb are important for any kind of relationship with another human being. I struggle with a lot of these; it's a harsh, but nice, reminder to be a better person.
It's tough when your spouse rarely admits to or accepts wrong doing. And when his apologies are insincere or sarcastic. Someone should write about that!
How to say I'm sorry. This chart is great for teaching children how to say sorry and mean it. The visual aspect of this anchor chart is perfect for students with autism and special learning needs. A great checklist and prompts to apologize appropriately. Go to: http://from-student-to-teacher.tumblr.com/post/125869285114/httpswwwpinterestcompin187180928240113090
The Power of Apologizing: It’s not an easy task to own up to your mistakes and take accountability for your actions. Not everyone is good at this, nor do they find it enjoyable. With that being said, it’s brave to be vulnerable and apologize. You’re not perfect and sometimes you might say or do things that will hurt people. In these cases, a person will forgive you, but you need to ask for forgiveness. An apology is a step in the right and healthy direction
Everything I say comes out all wrong and I'm not trying to sound like this, I just don't know how I'm supposed to communicate and I'm sorry and I hate myself and I try to change, I really do, but I just keep messing up.
Not sure how to pin this. Originally, this spoke to me on a level of marriage counseling type advice. But really the link is a blog type article about a company. The article is cute, but still an advertisement.
All of our personal relationships...deepen and strengthen when [we] remember to be curious about others' feelings instead of defensive. When someone says: "You hurt me" -- that's an invitation into her heart. When we respond with: "I'm sorry. I'm listening. Please tell me more" we get invited deeper. Can you imagine how much [better our relationships would be] if we could get curious about the pain of strangers instead of defensive? --Momastery