I'm Sorry!

Canada
March 14, 2012 2:57pm CST
Everyone gets into situations where we find ourselves feeling regrets, remorse, hurt whatever the emotion and it calls for an apology. When someone apologizes can you accept an apology done via email, mail, letter, phone or do you have to have an apology in person face to face? This can be a very hard word to say at the best of times, but its nice to know when someone knows it's warranted to say I'm sorry it's sad. Thank you
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19 responses
• United States
15 Mar 12
I think sincerity is the real issue. Sometimes life doesn't give us the opportunity to be able to say I am sorry in person, or even on a phone. If it comes from the persons heart when they say it. They are filled with remorse. Then they have cleared their concience. It is always going to be up to the person who is recieving the apology to accept it. True forgiveness does not always come with an accepted apology. When bitterness takes root, It can destroy a relationship. So glad that God is not like people. When you tell God your sorry, he washes you clean. He continues to Love you.
@1hopefulman (26097)
• Canada
14 Mar 12
If I never would see them again or ever cared to see them again, anything would do. However, if the relationship was going to continue, I would want to look at their face when they apologized. I thing that the gravity of the situation might be an important factor to consider.
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@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
16 Mar 12
Personally I find "I am sorry" useless to hear. Why? Because it won't change my feelings and also I am able to see if someone feels sorry or is just saying it so I won't be a pain in the a.. anymore. I think these words are said way too easily/quickly, most of the time they are meaningless. And what is the point of saying something that is meaningless? I think sorrow has to be shown by attitude. If it's really ment (depends on the person) by e-mail or mail is fine with me too.
@Micmac (7714)
16 Mar 12
Indeed, well said dear.. actions speak louder than words.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
17 Mar 12
It is nice for someone to own up and apologize if they see they are wrong. I have never had any trouble with it if I knew i was wrong...it's the not realizing part that I figure I owe most of my apologies for though..lol.
@clouds0327 (1390)
• Philippines
15 Mar 12
The best of course will be face to face. But for me, saying sorry through email etc. is also fine too. People these days may find it very hard to swallow their pride. I always appreciate a person saying sorry cause they were courageous enough and they did an effort to do so. You'll know when a person is really sorry or just playing. So it varies.
@else22 (4319)
• India
15 Mar 12
It does not matter.If someone has hurt me,I would like him to apologize to me by any means.What is important is that he has realized his fault and is now apologizing.Similarly if I hurt someone,I would apologize to him or her.I agree with you that it is nice to see someone realizing his fault and admitting it.
@seera07 (13)
• India
15 Mar 12
Apology by any means is an apology if truly by heart...and the person on guilty must not repeat the thing in future to avoid hurting anyone else.....i will accept apology by any mode of communication......... apologizing for your faults will make you more strong and responsible.
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
15 Mar 12
i prefer it if someone asks sorry through the phone or letter because i am not comfortable talking about what happened face to face. then i become distant and try to be careful because it is hard for me to try that person again.
• Philippines
15 Mar 12
Thats the best words i ever say when i commited mistakes to anybody..........
@Micmac (7714)
15 Mar 12
I'm not too particular.. either way is fine with me. Though I would like an apology presented in a way that is honest and not a covered up one. Whether the apology is by email or face to face I will accept it.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
14 Mar 12
It's hard to apologize and even harder to make it face to face. At my age I still don't feel comfortable with computer contacts. It would be strange to find an apology at my FB wall. But I wouldn't require a face to face apology too. The most important thing is to know that the person was sincere.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
apology is accepted if one is sincerely given. if one who is sorry knows what s/he is sorry for, then s/he deserves forgiveness. face to face is always the preferable way to apologize. emails, mail and telephone calls seem to be impersonal and insincere. unless there is no other way to say it.
• Canada
14 Mar 12
I would prefer an apology face to face but if I feel that someone is sincere in their apology and tried to make things right then I wouldn't mind if they apoologized via email, phone, etc and I would forgive them...
@maezee (31573)
• United States
14 Mar 12
It's hard to apologize to someone's face, especially when you're incredibly stubborn like myself! But if I have to do it, I will do it, and I will try to be as genuine as I can about it. I dislike when people try to apologize over text or e-mail or on Facebook, I find that there seems to be less sincerity involved in that. *shrugs*. Happy MyLotting!
@7Chords (98)
• United States
14 Mar 12
Personally, it doesn't bother me how it is done. As long as they are truly sincere. I believe that those who rather prefer it to be face to face don't realize that the person apologizing could be lying through their teeth, while plotting their next move. I will not say who, but there is someone in my life that has not apologized to me or anyone in my family for that matter. They have cut off all communication, and when they had the chance they blew it by trying to start something else. Currently, they have not communicated with us at all. I don't care how this person does it, and I've already forgiven them and moved on. I just don't understand how this person can go on living like a Christian, when they don't realize the process of forgiveness with those here on earth.
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
14 Mar 12
Yes you must admire someone who can front up and say soory , I must admit I like to own up and say sorry when need be but it is not an easy thing to do sometimes.
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
Yes, I can accept apology thru phones and emails as long they are very sincere.
@Cranos (274)
• Belgium
14 Mar 12
I always prefer it face to face. If you do something wrong at least have the courage to face me in person. But yes, if it's sincere I'll accept an apology through almost any means. Not by texting or chat though, that just looks as if they don't care at all.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
14 Mar 12
Doesn't matter how they say it as long as they do and it's sincere....I don't need a face to face apology.