Fake apologies

United States
December 2, 2006 1:07pm CST
Does it bother you when someone hurts you and you are trying to explain why you're hurt and it turns into an argument and finally they say "I'm sorry" in a really snotty way that doesn't sound like they're sorry at all but just trying to get you off their back? I think apologies that don't sound sincere are not really apologies at all. I'm sure I've been guilty of doing this as well, but when you are on the receiving end of this kind of fake apology, it doesn't do much for me. I guess to me the point of an apology is to admit that you have hurt the other person, let them know that you feel bad about it, and acknowledge that you're going to try not to do it again.
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@sanell (2113)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Yeah, my husband does not like it at all, I tend to say it way too much and my daughter has been doing the same, she is almost 3...so I guess I need to make sure that when I am saying it that I am meaning it for sure.
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@emarie (5450)
• United States
7 Dec 06
i've said i'm sorry just to get my husband to stop arguing with me, but i'm normally the one trying to explain why i'm hurt, yet i'm always the one left telling him "i'm sorry" while sobbing my eyes out because he keeps comming at me saying that i have no right to cry because it makes no sense to him when i cry because it doesnt solve anything...
• United States
7 Dec 06
Yes, this is also an excellent point. Thank you for reminding me of that.