Why Won't You Apologize?

Why Won't You Apologize?

Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts

Book - 2017
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Offers a guide to the art of the apology, looking at the benefits of a meaningful apology and how to apologize well in order to heal and restore trust.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2017
ISBN: 9781501129599
1501129597
Characteristics: x, 195 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Why will you not apologize?

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darcyhudjik
Aug 18, 2018

This is a very insightful book, with a lot of helpful tips.

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seanhagey
Jul 22, 2018

This is one of those books that everyone should read. We all get hurt and hurt others through our lives. We all can benefit from the many lessons in this book, full of practical wisdom as well as academic knowledge. If you are fascinated with psychology and learning why people do the things they do, you will really enjoy this book.

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MB85CAL
Apr 26, 2018

Clear and well written. The author hits on hard truths about how some persons have a hard time with apologizing by looking at personality types and modern psychology. Highly recommend.

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Indoorcamping
Dec 05, 2017

Who is this author and why have I not read everything she's ever written?

The idea of self-help books is repelling as much as it is appealing, as it infers some help is needed and maybe that involves a lot of looking at areas you'd rather keep covered up and sealed over. But there is something delicious about reading this author's way of getting under your skin and making you stand up and be the best version of yourself (or just be aware there is a better version of yourself hiding under that fake smile and pretense).

I don't think I've read a book more quickly than I read this one and I feel like I need to read everything she's ever written now. I feel like I'm not that bad, like everyone has issues, and that sometimes the easiest solutions are the simplest and obvious.

lindab1111 Mar 17, 2017

Very well researched and written. She presents clear reasoning on why prefacing an apology can escalate an already tense situation. She tells us that we can forgive a hurt in degrees and not be held hostage when the offender is unconcerned. When accepting an apology the clearest response is "Thank you for your apology. I appreciate it." No one needs to double down on their hurt or grovel for understanding. Lots more insight in this book.

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