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I Always Say Sorry, Even When I'm Not Required

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    I find myself apologizing all the time.

    Even if i play a trick on someone in good clean innocent fun. They laugh i laugh nothing was hurt or damaged no insults ... after the humor dies down what do i say? "sorry but i thought it was funny" It was funny that is why i did it and they completely agree... why do i...
    ErinMal ErinMal 36-40, F Dec 5, 2013

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    Guilt Trip

    I don't know, I just always think everything is my fault and I have a tendency to "over apologize". If a person walks into me on the street I'll say sorry. If a waiter spills a coffee I'll say sorry. If someone makes a mistake but blames me I'll apologize. I systematically take...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    I need to work on this I say sorry compulsively

    and then my dad will tell me it stop and I say sorry
    ejaz1234 ejaz1234 16-17, F Jan 12, 2014

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    Polite Etiquette

    As a military child, I grew up traveling from place to place learning all types of mannerisms. However, I was never told to act one way or another. I chose to be the way I am because it pleases me and makes me feel more lady-like. Sometimes I apologize because I feel it is...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    Always Feel Like Everything Is My Fault....

    I am always saying sorry for everything, someone having a bad day, someone being abused by someone else. Someone just not feeling well, I always say sorry, because I emphazie with them, and feel bad for them. I just wish there was something I could do. And than there are those...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    pjrtt pjrtt 22-25, M Jun 17

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    sometimes I say sorry to people

    even if it's their fault, and many times people will look at me and be like "you have nothing to be sorry about". sometimes I tell them sorry for saying sorry
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F Jun 16

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    Since I was little girl

    and that never did anything wrong I thought it was my fault, then He used excuses and more excuses that made people think that I was crazy or something without thinking before. I've always been very close and very Shy( what will I am improving, but not much :) ) today I do it...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Always Saying Sorry

    I am forever telling people im sorry , its just something I do I cant help it i always feel like a moron after i say it but its a bit of a safety mechanism as a child growing up in a house were you father beats you rapes you and a lot of times shares you with friends ive known it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29, 2013

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    sometimes if I drop something that's really

    loud, I'll say sorry just in case it bothered anyone. but usually there's no one around, so I guess I'm just apologizing to whatever I dropped
    BigBearHug BigBearHug 18-21, M Jan 5

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    There is no shame in apologising

    but at the same time sorry is a sorry thing to say! Mistakes should be learnt from and verbal gestures need not be voiced. Try this.... When you feel like saying sorry just replace sorry for, ok, at the end of the conversation if you still feel sorry then say sorry once and...
    marksmind marksmind 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 16, 2014

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    I Do It, And I Hate It!!

    It's like I cannot control it... in my head, I'm like, you need to say sorry, you are the one one who did wrong, not me... But then I go back to elementary school where the teacher would make us both say sorry.  So I guess I figure if I say sorry, so will the other person...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2010

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    I Alway Say Sorry For The Simplest Thing.

    I always apologise and today its felt as tho ive been apologising for existing. Near enough every sentance that came out of my mouth finished with sorry. And as always when you're pulled up on it you feel the need to apologise more. The biggest apology that i made today to get me...
    Nighteyes87 Nighteyes87 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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    I always say I'm sorry to people

    when it's not needed. There are a few people on here that deserve a sorry from me. You will know who you are and I'm sorry for how I treated you. Some people would say that what I did was understandable, but I was a jerk. I was more a jerk. I really hope you read this...
    jaks26 jaks26 16-17, F May 20

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    I usually take the blame

    because I don't like seeing others get in trouble.
    SeanDaWolf SeanDaWolf 13-15, M Jan 14

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    Always

    I am always saying sorry for everything, someone having a bad day, someone being abused by someone else. Someone just not feeling well, I always say sorry, because I emphazie with them, and feel bad for them. I just wish there was something I could do. And than there are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    Over-apoligiser.

    I think tomorrow I will keep a count on how many times I apoligise. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes over 100, it's become a habit of mine to say sorry all the freaking time. Like today, for example, I just said "sorry!" to my friend out of the blue, because we went up a...
    JustGettingThroughItAll JustGettingThroughItAll 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    I've actually had people get angry

    or upset with me for apologizing so much. I can't help it though. I'm incredibly analytical. I think what if I hurt their feelings or more commonly what if I did or am inconveniencing them. I apologize for most things that I have done wrong. I can't help it. I try to not...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid 22-25, M 4 Responses May 30, 2014

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    i apologize a lot and then people yell at me

    so i apologize more. its terrible but i cant help it
    senketsu senketsu 16-17, F Jan 5, 2014

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    It's A Canadian Thing

    don't know why - but we do it a lot. It is both nice and sometimes annoying (when I do it) - but I say the words often enough .... I AM CANADIAN! hehe
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 2 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    Sorry, But I Really Am Sorry.

    I swear I hate the word sorry. I say it all the time. I say it when I'm truly sorry, I say it when I'm not sorry at all, I say it when it's not even my fault. I caught myself doing it the other day at work. A customer dropped their pen after I had handed it to them. I apologized...
    KayMer12 KayMer12 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    I always say sorry, even

    for things that are not my fault, or that I have no reason to be sorry about. Growing up, I felt like I had to apologize for just being around, dad always made me feel that way, and I guess I never got out of that habit. So I always say sorry. Its one of my very bad habits.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F Apr 3, 2014

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    I Can't Keep An Opinion As I Always Think I Am Being Judged Negatively And It Will Come Back And Haunt Me

    I can't keep up opinions, in English whenever I say something slightly opinionated and another person disagrees, I feel as though the class is on their side. Maybe I'm too opinionated or I can't commit to what I'm saying. It's as though everything I've said is insanely over...
    bubblesaver bubblesaver 16-17 2 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    Im Sorry I Say Sorry To Much!!!

    I dont know why i do that, my friends complain that i apologize to much. just yesterday i went on a date and the guy got himself a little boob graze when he reached over the table and pulled off some loose hair off my chest from my head. instead of saying "thank you" i said...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses May 27, 2010

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    The Man Is Wrong

    It's on TV, it's in the movies, it's in cartoons and the comics. The man is always wrong, the woman is always right Live with it guys, it's not gonna change
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 13, 2010

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    Sorry Sorry Sorry. Oh, And Sorry.

    Growing up, I had to tip-toe around my alcoholic dad, because of my mom. She's the reason I am the way I am. Ugh.   Anyway, enough about her!!! I say sorry alot. So, sorry if somebody doesn't like it, but that's just tuff nubs....deal with it. It's part of who I am.
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2010

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    Required?

    I don't think anyone should be REQUIRED to apologize, no matter what the situation. It somehow seems to lose its meaning when a person says sorry just because they were told to or because it is necessary. An apology should be used when it's really MEANT, when a person really...
    smgraver smgraver 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    I am the apologizing queen.

    I say I'm sorry even when I don't need to. I'm working on this.
    toots01 toots01 56-60, F Jan 12, 2014

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    Confessions of a Habitual Apologizer: I’m

    sorry. I say it when I bump into someone at the store, when my card doesn’t swipe the first time, and when my phone cuts out. In fact, I say it more often than I do my own name. I’m Sorry. It’s so hard to explain the feeling that accompanies these words for me, many...
    MissMimiMusic MissMimiMusic 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Every time, every damn time.

    I just have to say it, maybe because it gives me mental clearance, to see if they thought I did something wrong, again...or not.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27, 2014

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    I Don't Even Realize I'm Doing It.

    I think I'm better about it nowadays, but back when I was in middle and high school I used to say sorry a lot for random things. People used to tell me to stop saying sorry so much and then I'd end up apologizing for that, too, which is ridiculous! I actually think it was because...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2008

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    Sorry

    I'm sorry that I'm sorry that I apologise so much.
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    Always...

    i always feel it is required... i just feel like a permenant hassle, like im awkward, taking up peoples time, annoying them, bothering them. i apologise if im in someones house and i dont know where something is and they need to show me or that... i apologise if i think im...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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    I Know Why

    Because I always feel like I am to blame in one way or another. I've had so many people tell me that if only I had done that, or I shouldn't feel this way. It gets to the point where I apologize for EVERY SINGLE THING I feel, think, or do..... I'm tired now but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    I have above teacher I pray

    for her and she didn't my apologizing and I say "I'm sorry." The first time, then the second time "I'm sorry." Then the first time she said "No you're not." Then the second time for me saying sorry she say "No you're not." Then she yelled in her strict tone if voice and say...
    LetyElizabethSanchez LetyElizabethSanchez 18-21, F Mar 19

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    If I Don't, No One Will

    Many people I know and have to interact with quite regularly are stubborn. In my opinion, it's much better for me to apologize, lead them to think that they were right, and get on with my day than to allow everyone to sit around and be pissy. Sometimes I do apologize for things...
    NewSlangOldTown NewSlangOldTown 22-25, F May 1, 2011

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