What is an apology, after all?
Why do we apologize?
Why don't we?
Here's a little article that addresses different kinds of apologies, amongst other things:
And here's one that talks about three necessary steps in an apology: http://jerricousher.hubpages.com/hub/What-is-a-real-appoligy-
And another one with links to successful apologies:
What I'm not able to find, at least not at this moment, are any articles on what it feels like to be the recipient of a sincere apology.
In my original post, I thought about what it would be like to receive an apology for an especially egregious wrong. I just picked one out of my hat. I think that part of what makes it hard for me to imagine receiving a sincere apology is how I was treated so very badly as a kid, and never got an apology for any of it.
So, maybe I need to look at a smaller scenario.
(maybe not this small)
So...that's what I'm going to think about. What does it feel like to receive a sincere apology, a small-ish one, if need be!