Definition of Apologize:
a regretful acknowledgement of an offence or failure.
Synonyms of Apologize:
say sorry, express regret, make an apology, ask forgiveness, ask for pardon, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click the external link for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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To apologize: to lay the foundation for a future offense.
There’s little sorrow in being sorry all the time.

A true apology doesn’t try to explain.
Sometimes a true apology just breaks down and cries.

Then maybe we’re ready to go on.
Are my apologies excuses, or requests to be forgiven? –Today’s Gift | More…

Sometimes, we act in a manner with which we are less than comfortable. That’s human.
A sense of shame can keep us apologizing for everything we do, every word we say, for being alive and being who we are. We don’t have to apologize for taking care of ourselves, dealing with feelings, seeking boundaries, having fun, or getting healthy.

Once we make an apology, we don’t have to keep repeating it. We can learn to take our apologies seriously and not hand them out when they’re not valid. –The Language of Letting Go/Melody Beattie | More…

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