Q&A with Dr. John Gray: is there a right way to apologize? (Parts I & II)

Q&A with Dr. John Gray: is there a right way to apologize? (Parts I & II)

Everybody knows: for whatever reason, apologizing is tough. But, we have to do it – sometimes, we have to do it a lot – and usually, we do it the wrong way: We try to spread the blame around, or say those terrible words, “If what I said upset you, then I”m sorry” (which, of course, is not an apology). Anyway, we figured there was a right way and a wrong way to apologize, so we asked Dr. John Gray. Check out his 2-part answer, below.

So, what do you think? What are your bad apology habits? And, most importantly, how are you going to change them for the better? Let us know in the comments!


John Gray is the best-selling relationship author of all time and the most trusted voice in relationships today. He is the author of 17 books, including The New York Times #1 Best-Selling Book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. His books have sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages around the world. For more than 35 years he has conducted public and private seminars for thousands of participants. He is a popular speaker and has appeared on Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, Live with Regis, Larry King Live, CNN and many others. John’s purpose is to create a world where men and women understand, respect, and appreciate their differences and ultimately work together.

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