7 Things You Don’t Need To Apologize For (Although You Think You Do)
Have you ever made an apology that didn’t feel right? And not because you didn’t mean it, you sincerely felt bad, but because you only did it to make someone else happy. There are some things in life that may hurt or offend others, but because they help to better you as a person, an apology is absolutely unnecessary. Here’s an example of some of those things.
1. Saying No
Having boundaries and limitations isn’t something to ever apologize for. Those who try to go against your boundaries and limitations are the ones who should be apologizing!
2. Taking “Me-Time”
Taking care of yourself should always be your number one priority. If you don’t take care of yourself, there’s no way you can take care of anything else.
3. For Someone Else
Someone else’s thoughts and actions aren’t your fault. You’re in no way obligated to take responsibility for anyone else but yourself.
Honesty can sometimes be hurtful, but it’s necessary, and something that should never be apologized for.
Imperfections are what make somebody unique. Everybody has them, but they’re not something that need to be apologized for. They need to be embraced!
6. Loving Someone
Whether you feel like you love too much or not enough, you should never apologize for it. The fact that you’re able to love at all is something to be celebrated, because many people in the world can’t.
7. Ending A Toxic Relationship
A study done at UCLA’s School of Medicine showed that toxic relationships can lead to inflammation and a host of illnesses, such as heart disease and even cancer. If you have a toxic relationship in your life, ending it is necessary for your health, and should never be apologized for. To find out if you’re in a toxic relationship, check this website out.
Whether you feel bad or are trying to smooth something over, apologies that don’t need to be made shouldn’t be made. Apologize when you need to, and no time after that!