Sorry (Doesn’t) Seem to Be the Hardest Word

Though saying he was sorry was evidently hard for Elton John, and perhaps for other men, too, research has found that apologizing might be much easier for women. Not only do women typically apologize when it is appropriate, they often say “I’m sorry” when it isn’t.Of course, apologizing is often the responsible thing to do, and doing so can have many positive effects. But when apologies are overused, the negative consequences can outweigh the positive.Why Women Apologize More...more