The Good Life
Do you have trouble admitting that you’re wrong and saying you’re sorry? Many of us do. According to relationship guru Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, some people are just too insecure, or they worry that an apology will change the dynamic of the whole relationship. Rabbi Shmuley advises not to wait too long before apologizing. It’s important to show the other person you want to deal with the situation rather than run from it. The longer you wait, the less it’ll mean.
And say it without any “but.” What’s worse than not apologizing is doing it with stipulations or limitations. Rabbi Shmuley says that makes people see the apology as insincere. His final tip, like with so many other things, practice makes perfect, the more you say those words “I’m sorry,” the more comfortable you’ll be.