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  • The Languages of Apology

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    What do you say or do when you apologize to someone? For some, it's “I'm sorry.” To them, that is an apology. To others, “I'm sorry,” is just getting started. They want to hear, “I was wrong. I should not have done that. What can I do to make it…

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  • Apologizing Enhances Self-Esteem

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    People who grow up with low self-esteem, often find it difficult to apologize. To them, an apology seems to be a sign of weakness. In reality, apologizing enhances one's self-esteem. People respect the man or woman who is willing to take responsibility for their own failures. Receiving the respect and…

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  • The Giving Tree

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    When I used to read of people helping out at homeless shelters or working at food pantries I used to think, “I would like to do that,” but I never did…I felt sad seeing some of the people who were so needy but I just never followed through. When my…

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  • Barriers are Removed with Apologies

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    When Dr. Jennifer Thomas and I wrote the book: The five languages of Apology, we discovered that some people almost never apologize. One wife said, “My husband rarely apologizes, because he doesn't see a lot of what he does as wrong. He finds it hard to admit that he makes…

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  • Why is Apologizing so Hard?

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    Why is apologizing so hard? One husband said, “I know I did wrong, but so did she. In fact, she precipitated the whole thing. Why should I apologize when she's the one who started it?” The problem with the waiting game is that the average lifespan for men and women…

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  • Apologize and Change

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    If when you hug your spouse and they stiffen up, and it feels like you are hugging a tree, there's a reason. Either physical touch is not their love language, or, they have a lot of resentment toward you because of your past behavior. The answer to the first is…

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  • When a Touch can Talk

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    If your spouse complains, “I don't think you would ever touch me if I didn't initiate it,” they are telling you that ‘physical touch' is their love language. What makes them feel loved is when you reach out and hold their hand as you walk across the parking lot, or…

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