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."