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Post by Sandra » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:32 pm

If you were to hurt or betray a friends feelings unintentionally, what would you say or do to make amends?

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Post by Makinamess » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:35 pm

Apologise as profusely and as rapidly as was necessary before the situation got out of hand. However, sometimes this just isn't enough (as I know to my cost unfortunately) and there is nowt one can do :(

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Post by Sandra » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:40 pm

Makinamess wrote:Apologise as profusely and as rapidly as was necessary before the situation got out of hand. However, sometimes this just isn't enough (as I know to my cost unfortunately) and there is nowt one can do :(


Don't think I could cope if I couldn't make amends tho :(

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Post by haysi » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:35 pm

apologise all you like it rarely makes amends
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Post by Silke » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:08 am

...you need to "prove" yourself to that person. Apologizing is really all it takes, as long as the person belive you and belive you understand what you did and belive you will not act the way again...
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Post by StVandal » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:29 pm

I'd explain what I did that was wrong, convey that I know that it hurt their feelings, and appologize. I have plenty of practice at this. :wink:
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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Re: feelings

Post by ohlia » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:08 pm

Sandra wrote:If you were to hurt or betray a friends feelings unintentionally, what would you say or do to make amends?

unintentionally is the key point; I would apologize to them. If they they did not accept my apology then I am not that meaningful to them as much as they mean to me.
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