Sorry, can be both the easiest and hardest word to say. When it comes to admitting we were wrong and hurting other people, it can be difficult for even the most humble of people to say. But in contrast, we have all been in situations where we say “sorry” automatically, without even having done anything wrong.
Have you ever apologized when someone has walked into you in a corridor – even when it wasn’t your fault? Have you ever said sorry when you are taking back a defective gadget that you have just bought – and certainly didn’t break?
This is called over-apologizing. It is a common problem and one that you would be forgiven for thinking that wasn’t an issue. In fact, it can be having a big impact on your life and the way that people look at you, without you even knowing about it.