“When you’ve hurt someone, acknowledge it.”
We made serious errors. We are sorry.
Ways to accept an apology—if and when you’re ready.
How I quit apologizing for existing.
Or: How I Learned the Difference Between an Apology and Making a Public Showing of How Bad I Feel.
Advanced-level techniques for being a person.
How to deal with life’s more uncomfortable social interactions.
Master these and there’ll be no stopping you.
Former bullies talk it out with their victims.
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