Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Saying Sorry; When You Live with Other Human Beings There Are Bound to Be Times When You Hurt or Offend Others. Saying a[euro][approximately]I'm Sorry' - Two Words Which Can Be So Difficult to Say but Hold Such Power A[euro]" Can Actually Help Mend a Relationship

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Saying Sorry; When You Live with Other Human Beings There Are Bound to Be Times When You Hurt or Offend Others. Saying a[euro][approximately]I'm Sorry' - Two Words Which Can Be So Difficult to Say but Hold Such Power A[euro]" Can Actually Help Mend a Relationship

Article excerpt

APOLOGIES aren't supposed to be easy but without them, bad feelings may grow until eventually they develop into something so big and ugly that it is almost impossible to repair. It is difficult to admit that we've hurt someone's feelings or caused someone pain and that we may have made a mistake. However, when you think about the repercussions of not making a simple apology, you will realise that it's worth the effort. You need to be good at knowing when you've messed up and be upfront about it by giving a sincere apology to those affected.

How to say sorry

MOST of us have no problem saying aI'm sorrya when we accidentally bump into someone. But what happens when we have to think about apologising after our deliberate actions have offended or hurt someone? How do you say aI'm sorrya?

A proper apology should include:

An account of the situation

Acknowledgement of the hurt or damage done

Taking responsibility for the situation

Recognition of your role in the event

A statement of regret

Asking for forgiveness

A promise that it won't happen again

A form of restitution where possible

Sorry Day

THE first Sorry Day was held in Sydney on May 26, 1998 a one year after the tabling of the report Bringing Them Home. It acknowledged that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were forcibly separated from their families and communities since the early days of European occupation in Australia. …

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