Apologizing can be hard. It can be a difficult and uncomfortable experience, especially when you are admitting fault or acknowledging that you have hurt someone else.
Worst parts of apologizing?
1. Facing our mistakes: Apologizing requires you to confront your mistakes and shortcomings, which can be a humbling and uncomfortable experience. It can be difficult to admit that you were wrong or that you caused harm to someone else.
2. Feeling vulnerable: Apologizing can have you feel vulnerable and exposed. It requires you to open yourself up to the other person and to acknowledge that you are not perfect.
So hard to do!
3. Fear of rejection: Apologizing can be scary because you don’t know how the other person will respond. There is always the risk of rejection or further hurt, which can be difficult to face.
4. Feeling guilty or ashamed: Apologizing can also bring up feelings of guilt or shame, which can be triggering or even overwhelming. It can be hard to forgive yourself or to move past any negative feelings.
5. Losing face or credibility: Depending on the situation, apologizing can also feel like you’re losing face or credibility. It can be difficult to admit that being wrong, especially if we are in a position of power or authority.
Despite these challenges, apologizing is an essential part of healthy relationships and personal growth.
And? It causes miracles in our relationships.
When we acknowledge our mistakes, take responsibility for our actions, and make amends, we build stronger and more meaningful connections with others, and move forward in a more positive, loving and authentic way.
Take the risk and apologize.
Love, Dr. Shawne
Forgiving Your Mother
Apologizing is a Skill