Say "Sorry"


When done with sincerity saying sorry can help clear up unresolved conflict and possibly build a stronger relationship. There are five important steps to follow when making a real apology.

1. Say “I’m Sorry” with sincerity and show your sincerity with appropriate body language and tone of voice.
2. Take responsibility for your actions and say what you are sorry for doing or saying. You don’t want to start with “I’m sorry you…..” or “I’m sorry but…”
3. Explain what you will do differently.
4. Ask the other person what you can do to make the situation better.
5. Let the other person share what they are thinking or feeling and listen carefully to what they say.

Each of these steps is important when working towards resolving conflict. Make sure you take the time to listen and hear the other person as you work towards repairing the relationship.

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson co-founded Your Better Life with her husband, Tom. Kathy is a skilled Learning Support Teacher in Surrey British Columbia, Canada, and finds great joy in working with young children as they develop their literature skills. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education and a Special Education Diploma, and has worked with students of all ages throughout her 24-year career in education. A former competitive swimmer, Kathy has developed a deep and long-lasting passion for fitness, nutrition, health and wellness. While working toward her Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Diploma, Kathy has learned the vital importance nutrition plays in a person’s overall wellness. To that end, Kathy has enthusiastically partnered with Nutrie, and is excited to bring the products and lifestyle to the Your Better Life community to make the achievement of personal health goals simpler. Kathy and the rest of the Nutrie team are excited to help you start making the little changes in your life – one day at a time – that will lead to BIG results and the best you! To learn more about how Nutrie can help you, visit Kathy’s website. Kathy and Tom have been married for more than 20 years and have three grown sons. Together, Kathy and Tom are dedicated to working with various communities to assist them in reaching their full potential, as is evidenced in their devotion to the success of Your Better Life.