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

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    I Used To..

    I used to be sorry for things that I don't even have to be sorry about; I always used to feel guilty for things that I don't even have to feel guilty about---just because I was afraid to hurt people. And that feeling is one of the worst feelings in the world. Being trapped in...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F Feb 6, 2009

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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 2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    Yes, I Have the Nack of Doi...

    Yes, I have the nack of doing that not because I have to but sometimes it's to hint to the person that should say it. Sometimes they just don't get it. I know I'm sorry is the hardest thing to say. Some people don't even want to admit they did something wrong.   But if...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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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 18-21, F May 1, 2011

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    Yep Definatly. ...

    Yep definatly. I always say sorry for absolutely everything. I think its part of having OCD for me. I feel like its my fault. Say for example I didnt flick the light switch off in a certain way. Then something goes wrong. I apologies because its my fault. I also apologies a lot...
    michelle619 michelle619 18-21, F Feb 6, 2009

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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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    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 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 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Sorry

    this is a bad habit I say sorry all the time that I think I have programmed myself in saying sorry all the time with little emotion now like its just a habit.................
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 1 Response Jun 30, 2009

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    Ah...there's that word again.

    ..sorry. I'm sorry she says. Sorry for making mistakes all of the time. Looks in the mirror and says I'm sorry I have let you down again.
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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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    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 2 Responses Jun 7, 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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    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

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    Out of Habit

    When I hear that a person I care about has experienced some kind of negativity, it's my natural response to apologize. Even though the negativity has nothing to do with me. I just feel bad, and I have to apologize. Most of the time I don't even realize that I'm apologizing.
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 18-21, F Apr 16, 2009

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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 13-15, F Jan 5

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    Always

        i always  say i am sorry even when it wasn't my fault or my companies .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 21, 2009

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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 13-15, F Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    A lot of the time when people tell me something

    difficult that's going on in their lives I will say sorry. They always tell me it's not my fault, which I know, but I honestly don't know what else to say.
    3milyFaye 3milyFaye 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    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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    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.
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M Jan 27

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    17 Times to Many

    I have always been somewhat shy, so if I bumped into anyone I would say sorry. Many people must have thought that was the only thing I said ( I am rather clumsy).  But where I say it the most is sports. I am about as skilled as an old  ...
    cherryblossomshinigami4 cherryblossomshinigami4 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2008

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    I Always Say It First

    I don't think anyone is ever technically "required" to say sorry, but I do tend to say it even when the situation isn't necessarily my fault. I guess I apologize first just to steer clear from any form of confrontation. It doesn't bother me; I have no problem admitting...
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2009

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    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F Apr 3

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    Sorry Again!

    There has been people to hurt me and abuse me and I would tell them I'm sorry. When am I going to realize that I don't need to tell them sorry for anything instead they should be saying " I'm Sorry". I'm sorry if that is too blunt!!
    Bettyboop1983 Bettyboop1983 22-25, F Dec 16, 2008

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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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    I Do the Same Thing !!

    Hello, today is my first day here and i was looking and feel very familiar with this,but my thing is i don't do it all the time but i will say like a seventy percent,because one day i was thinking about it and i said to myself im going to change this because I don't...
    janet23 janet23 31-35 Aug 22, 2009

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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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    It's got to the point

    where it's a habit of mine. I guess it's due to the fact I have hight standards in making sure that I'm friendly towards people
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I Do the Same Thing !!

    Hello, today is my first day here and i was looking and feel very familiar with this,but my thing is i don't do it all the time but i will say like a seventy percent,because one day i was thinking about it and i said to myself im going to change this because I don't...
    janet23 janet23 31-35 Aug 22, 2009

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