Here's an action plan to help you create a meaningful healing process for when 'sorry' is not enough.
- Make sense of what happened.
- Face your feelings.
- Stand in the other person's shoes.
- Write down the reasons why it's important to make amends.
- Decide what it will take to make up for the damage that was done.
Similarly one may ask, why apologize when you are not wrong?
If the other person is in the wrong, then we can gloat in the satisfaction of being right. Apologizing for the pain and difficulty of the current situation, even if you didn't cause it, shows you place a higher value on the other person than you do on the need to be right.
Secondly, what do you say when someone says sorry but your mad?
Show them thanks and grace for their apology. A smile and nod with saying “thank you” will suffice. Then be direct and avoid putting any emotional tone in your voice and tell them, “I appreciate your saying sorry but I'm still a little upset and would like a little time to get over it.
How do you apologize?
How to Apologize Appropriately
- Step 1: Express Remorse. Every apology needs to start with two magic words: "I'm sorry," or "I apologize." This is essential because these words express remorse over your actions.
- Step 2: Admit Responsibility.
- Step 3: Make Amends.
- Step 4: Promise That It Won't Happen Again.
Does saying sorry make a difference?
Saying 'Sorry' Goes a Long Way Well, a new study has validated those feelings. The research shows a genuine apology and restitution can make up for the wrongdoing -- they can have an immediate, positive impact on the mind and body.