Want more of the nitty-gritty on the right way to apologize? Here’s how you can work to repair your relationship and move past pain and anger.
Do it in person or on the phone. “A face-to-face or voice apology allows the other person to sense how truly sorry you really are, and that can help repair things quickly,” says Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based psychologist who specializes in relationships. Since it’s hard to read the emotion in e-mails and texts, people are more likely to assume they’re not genuine . . .