If you offended your friend, would you say, "I'm sorry!"

United States
May 30, 2008 12:25pm CST
Do you find it difficult to apologize to friends and family? Saying "I'm sorry" is not easy for everyone. In fact, it can be a very hard thing to do. I'm not immune from having to say, "I'm sorry!" I have to say it all the time. I guess that's just part of the human condition. If I offended a friend, then I would want to apologize. I'm not saying it would be an easy thing to do. Do you rush to apologize and mend fences if you think your friends feelings were hurt? How do you handle situations when you think you may have hurt another person's feelings, but you are not sure? Do you apologize, anyway? Just in case. What would you do?
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10 responses
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
30 May 08
I don't find it difficult to say sorry as long as i know its my fault. Sometimes we have to say sorry even if its not our fault just to end misunderstandings specially with our partners. I say sorry most of the time because sometimes we dont know that were hurting the other person already.
• United States
30 May 08
I have to apologize too, at times, when it comes to my spouse. Even if I think that something is not my fault, I know he might not think it is his fault either. So, I take the first step. And, things are resolved because he talks about his feelings and things come out into the open so we can deal with the feelings and not the pain.
• Philippines
31 May 08
Aww thank you so much!
@nupats (3564)
• India
31 May 08
where is the doubt...if i m wrong will surely apologise there is no harm in doing that...but to satisfies someones whims and fancies or to b goody i will never apologise...
31 May 08
At first yes but the more you say it the easier it becomes. It has to be real and not just saying it for the sake of saying it. In my own experience you can say I'm sorry to some people and it's never good enough. They will think you don't mean it and will say it's ok but they don't really mean it. I always apologize and when I do I always mean it. It's takes a mature person to say it and a mature person to accept it.
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
31 May 08
When I was younger I had trouble apologizing. I just wanted the blunder to go away. I know I have hurt people unknowingly. Sometimes what came out of my mouth was not a true reflection of what I meant. I don't have any trouble telling someone I'm sorry now that I'm older. My mother-in-law and I have learned a lot from each other, I have learned to temper my enthusiasm for giving my opinion, and from me she has learned that the world won't come to a screeching halt if she expresses hers. I think it's important to say I'm sorry, especially to our kids.
@ade4real (30)
• Nigeria
31 May 08
saying sorry is not always easy but i also know that no one including myself is not above mistakes so no matter how hard it is i always try and apologise once i realise i am wrong.www.achieversideas.com
@gloreymay (882)
• Philippines
31 May 08
It is not difficult for me to say sorry if it's my fault. I usually say it to my friends and family without thinking twice.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
30 May 08
I do say sorry all the time. Sometimes I am not quite sure what I am apologizing for, but if I upset someone I try to make it right.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
30 May 08
Yeah I do if i feel like I have said something or did something that I feel like I upset one of my friends or family members I apologize or say I am sorry. I don't like to upset someone but I think we all do it from time to time without meaning to.
@INGA832 (1114)
• Russian Federation
30 May 08
If it was my falt I would say I'm sorry though it's very hard for me to say that words. But I always try to make first step.
• India
30 May 08
well it actually depends totally on whether i m wrong or not. if i m wrong i wil go and say sorry myself without thnking low of myself. but if i m not wrong i wont bend down.