Stop apologizing for everything

I write about apologizing too much a lot because I struggle with it. I now know that I don’t need to apologize for everything. Yet, I’m constantly apologizing to my loved ones when something goes wrong and someone is not feeling well as if it was my fault. I also keep apologizing for my chronic illness, even if I know very well that I shouldn’t.

Apologising for everything can become dangerous. When you say “I’m sorry”, you accept the blame for whatever transgression was perceived. Slowly, the constant “I’m sorry” begins to play on the back of your mind. You start feeling like you constantly did something wrong and start feeling inadequate, which is bound to make any person depressed in the long run.

Have you ever apologized for someone else? Have you ever apologized for being you? Sometimes it feels like women apologize for even existing. We need to stop.

In the words of Demi Lovato, “Sorry, not sorry!”

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  1. As a Canadian I don’t think twice about apologizing for being in the way when someone bumps into me… But at the same time, I don’t ever want to apologize for being me.

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