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How to Apologize…

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1. Say you're sorry

Not, “I’m sorry, but . . .”, just plain ol’ “I’m sorry.”

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2. Own the mistake

It’s important to show the other person that you’re willing to take responsibility for your actions.

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3. Describe what happened

The wronged person needs to know that you understand what happened and why it was hurtful to them. Make sure you remain focused on your role rather than deflecting the blame.

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4. Have a plan

Let the wronged person know how you intend to fix the situation.

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5. Admit you were wrong

It takes a big person to own up to being wrong.

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6. Ask for forgiveness

A little vulnerability goes a long way toward proving that you mean what you say.

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