Do You "Say Sorry" or "I"m Sorry?"

How do you apologize when you’re angry and cross the line? Do you say a quick “sorry” which only makes matter worse sometimes? Saying “sorry” even when you are genuinely sorry doesn’t communicate your sincerity. Instead, what the other person hears is “what are you making such a fuss about this for?”

An even worse form of apology is “Well, I said I’m sorry!” This comes across as “Rest this matter already and get off my back!” This means that simple words of remorse should be enough. If you don’t want hard feelings to exist in your relationships after a fight or misunderstanding, if you want your apologies to be accepted, show that you’re sorry in word and in deed. You should phrase your apology like this, “I’m sorry” instead of “sorry.” 

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