Have you ever left an argument with your husband or wife feeling unsatisfied – that their apology was lame? On the other hand, has your spouse ever accused you of saying “I’m sorry” but not really meaning it? Yet, we know that not making amends leaves us open to being blocked in our marriage by walls that are built of unresolved hurts. In this eipsode we talk to Dr Jennifer Thomas – a psychologist who has studied and written extensively about the relational skill of apologizing. Dr Thomas explains how we all speak a different apology language, why we need to practice this regularly with our partners, and how to model and teach this to our kids.
In this episode Dr Thomas refers often to Dr Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages.
Dr Thomas’ most recent book When Sorry Isn’t Enough explains in detail the concept of the 5 apology languages and why all of us resonate with different styles of apology. All of Dr Thomas’ resources can be found at her website including an option to discover your own apology profile.