When is an apology satisfactory?

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What make up the elements of a true apology? When do you feel you’ve been sincerely and properly apologized to? How can we leave others feeling satisfied that our apologies have been sincere and appropriate?

I saw a headline just now promising to list three characteristics, or some similar wording, of a genuine apology. I didn’t go look at the article, but it did prompt the question here today, which seems a good one. Some of us, self at top of list, need to apologize more than others, it seems.

Please chime in below in the comments area.

#apologies, #how-to-apologize, #relationships