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    How To Apologize Effectively

    How To Apologize Effectively

    Along the way, we all do or say things that are careless, hurtful, of the moment, or unintentionally damaging to our relationships. Sometimes we are unaware of what we have said or done, but when we realize the impact of our actions or words it is wise to apologize. Here’s how to apologize effectively. It may not be easy to admit you were “wrong” but it’s not always about right and wrong but about character and courage.

    Cool Down First

    If you are angry or embarrassed, you are unlikely to deliver a sincere apology. It’s better to cool down first, think about where things went awry, even if unintentionally, then deliver a thoughtful apology.

    Don’t Apologize For The Sake Of Apologizing

    The only thing worse than no apology is an insincere apology, such as a snippy, snappy, huffy, or rolling your eyes while you speak apology. Your tone and body language will speak louder than your words and may do more damage than good.

    Remorse And Responsibility

    As an adult, an apology must show responsibility and remorse for your words or behavior. If you don’t feel remorse for, as an example, your direct nature—show remorse for overstepping someone else’s personal boundaries.

    Last but not least, choose your words carefully. No, “I’m sorry but…” or “I’m sorry you feel that way…”.

  • Love Yourself First
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    You Must Love Yourself First

    Are you looking for the love of your life? Frustrated that you haven’t met them yet? Or maybe it’s not romantic love you are looking for, but close friendship with true…

  • Easy Easter Ideas For Families Without Kids
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    Easy Easter Ideas For Families Without Kids

    If you haven’t started your family yet or the kids are grown up or beyond the age of Easter baskets and egg hunts—you might be looking for some festive Easter ideas.…

  • Family Historian And DIY Genealogy
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    DIY Genealogy: Where Do You Begin?

    TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots have inspired many everyday individuals to take on the role of family historian and to start researching their…

  • Preserving Family History
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    Preserving Your Family History

    The older you get the more you may wonder about your family history. About the stories, the secrets, and the seemingly ordinary—yet extraordinary lives of the generations past. This goes beyond…

  • Family-friendly New Year's
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    Family-Friendly New Year’s Fun

    If you are over the days of heading out and partying, and want a low-key NYE or a not so low-key but family-friendly New Year’s—the tips below are an excellent place…