Creative Editor’s Note: Nothing Beats a Good Apology

Judith Weigle, Creative Editor

Lots has been written about the power of apology. All true. An apology is a “get out of anger” free card. If meant and presented sincerely, most people would find it hard not to have their heart melt a little when an apology is extended.

An apology without conditions, though, is what makes an apology valid. Just a simple, “I’m sorry for hurting you,” can mend the incident if the cause isn’t too extreme.

But with divorcing couples it’s too easy to extend an officious apology without heart. Not so good. For divorcing couples, heartfelt apologies are so very hard, but when you’re able to tap into the authenticity of your feelings, it can turn the entire tide of the divorce negotiations around.