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In this episode, we talk all about how to construct apologies that sincerely express empathy, regret for having messed up, and a promise to do better in the future. Once you’ve taken the time to really think about what you’re saying and why you’re saying it, offering a solid apology isn’t so elusive. We also talk about getting better at receiving apologies, an oft-overlooked aspect of the apology process.
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This episode was produced by Rachel and Sally and edited by Lucas Nguyen. Our logo was designed by Amber Seger (@rocketorca). Our theme music is by Tiny Music. MJ Brodie transcribed this episode. Follow us on Twitter @OhILikeThatPod.
Things we talked about:
- How to apologize Like a Goddamn Adult by Sally for BuzzFeed
- The Five Ingredients of an Effective Apology by Guy Winch, PhD
- Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts by Harriet Lerner
- The Apology Language Quiz
- The Five Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas
- The 5 Love Languages
- Boring Books for Bedtime podcast
- Everyday Dinners: Real-Life Recipes to Set Your Family Up for a Week of Success: A Cookbook by Jessica Merchant