Fake Apologies Create Distance in Relationships
Fake apologies are problematic in multiple ways, including:
Faux apologies communicate we more about being right.
Fake apologies try to convince the other person that they're deserving of our behaviors.
Fake Apologies Sound Like:
"I'm sorry if you felt hurt."
"I'm sorry but..."
"I'm sorry but you're over-reacting."
"I'm sorry that you feel that way."
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When we apologize, we are acknowledging our wrong-doing and trying to make amends. A fake apology, on the other hand, is insincere and does nothing to improve the situation. In fact, it can make things worse. If you've hurt someone and you're truly sorry, a genuine apology is the best way to repair the damage. But if you're not really sorry, or you're only sorry because you got caught, a fake apology will only make things worse. The other person will see right through it and feel even more hurt and resentful.
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