A Good Apology is a thoughtful examination of the meaning and the means of making amends. In this age of division and heated opposition, what we need are real solutions that help us reconnect with one another. This is the commonsense guide we’ve been looking for. So much hurt and misunderstanding between people remains unhealed. We lose trust and don’t know how to regain it. In relationships of all sizes, the costs of unmade apologies multiply. Because of massive cultural roadblocks and blindspots that result from how our brains are wired, most of us find it really hard to apologize. Although the challenges are practically universal, so is the essential human urge to reconnect with someone after a breach, to heal harm. A basic tenet of Judaism is the obligation to repair the world, tikkun olam. The High Holidays offer an annual ritualized opportunity to apologize well. With compassionate stories drawn from more than three decades of psychotherapy practice, I show how you can take the courageous and humble steps needed.
A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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