This is a continuation of the discussion on Gary Chapman's five languages of apology. If your language of apology is accepting responsibility, you long to hear the words “I was wrong” from the person who wronged you. You are looking for maturity and you want to hear the offending party say "I was wrong and I take responsibility for my actions.” This can be very difficult for some people to admit they are wrong since it makes them doubt their self-worth or feel like a failure but it makes a world of difference to the partner who speaks this language. Some examples include: Hey I no showed and stood you up. No excuses. How careless of me. I was wrong and take responsibility for that. Or I changed the schedule on you last minute to do something I enjoy but made your day a lot harder without running that by you. I was wrong for being inconsiderate. Just saying sorry will sound shallow because the injured party wants to know that you understand your role in their pain. Want answers? Send your questions, comments and thoughts about life to email@example.com
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