I Think Sometimes Sorry Isn't Enough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 470 People

    No Words Are Adequate

    I am very sorry for the things I so carelessly said to you last December. During those days, my mind was worn and fatigued from a severe lack of sleep over several days.  At the time, I honestly thought that I was doing something honorable and respectful, but the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Feb 17, 2010
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2014

    Not Enough Sometimes

    I truly know how it is when you get abused and someone says, "I'm sorry", but they do it again and again! I say if you are sorry, then don't do it again!
    shellandfrank shellandfrank
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2010

    In regards to a letter I want to respond to,

    but think it would be better left unaddressed. I think no contact with the author of it would be better for me even though I'm itching to respond. I appreciate the apology. I don't get a lot of those. I believe you sincerely meant everything you wrote. However, I don't think...
    Anonomdeplume Anonomdeplume
    70+, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    Lo Siento

    Sorry is rarely enoughI love that in spanish it's Lo siento meaning I feel it. I feel like snapping back n o you don't feel it you square...
    anonymouscutie anonymouscutie
    18-21, F
    Feb 20, 2011

    I believe action is more important,

    because anyone can say sorry, but if they show you they really are guilty, and won't do whatever they did again, then you know that they really do care. Unless, they are brilliant actors... But you can usually tell if someone is sincere.
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    Jan 15
    RedDust RedDust
    41-45, F
    Nov 24, 2012

    Sorry

    Sorry,Sometimes,It's not enough,The damage's done,It's too late,In no way,Will sorry be enough!
    startinover1 startinover1
    46-50
    Jun 10, 2012

    Like Today

    He said it about a billion times, but it wasn't enough.  He really hurt me and he needed to know that is wasn't okay for him to freak out and treat me like that.  I was there listening to him when no one would, I supported him when things were bad, or so he told me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 7, 2010

    Too often people use "sorry"

    as a tool to escape dealing with the real consequences of their actions. It is supposed to convey regret and empathy, isn't it?
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser
    36-40, M
    Sep 7, 2014

    Sometimes Sorry Doesn't Fix It

    Grab a plate and throw it on the ground -Ok, done. Did it break? -Yes. Now say sorry to it. -Sorry. Did it go back to the way it was before? -No. Do you understand?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 15, 2013

    Depending

    "I'm sorry" is usually good enough for me most of the time. I don't require much to forgive. If a simple "I'm sorry" doesn't cut it for whatever reason, time probably will. There are occassions though when "I'm sorry" will not cut it. Neither will time. It's not often but...
    deadmoon deadmoon
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 9, 2011

    It Can Not Fix Everything

    Sorry just isnt enough to fix some of the hurt or pain that has been put upon you, even when the  person sincerely means it.  I'm the type of person who will do everything in my power to forgive, but will never forget.
    uncontrolable uncontrolable
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    Testimony

      My name is Cecilia and i live in United State it is my pleasure to tell you this testimony. I am 40 years old and I was desperately in need of husband and non of the men or guys out there would have me out, I met a lady in a bus and as will where discussing she asked of...
    Cecilia39 Cecilia39
    41-45, F
    Oct 28, 2012

    Words

    I'm sorry --- words to express regret, admit guilt and is meant to be said to someone to make them feel better after being hurt. It does not always do that. The tone counts as well as the timing since the offending incident took place. If someone has to say it to get something...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2010

    Sorry is just a word.

    It has no meaning in it. If your sorry I believe you have to prove it. You can't just say sorry and expect everything to be okay. It makes me feel real bad when I hurt people's feeling. Yea I'll say sorry but I'll do something for them to make it up to them
    Brokenheart06 Brokenheart06
    16-17, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    He Wanted Me Back

    He said he is just a human being subject to fall for temptations.He was asking for another chance in front of my father right at the burial of my brother.I dont want my father to feel more pain but I made it clear.Sorry isn't enough.He cannot change what has happened in our...
    MyZen MyZen
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2011

    Not Enough

    This person did something that hurt me and years later he apologized but I don't think his apology was sincere + like the title says: Sometimes, Sorry isn't enough.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    Sorry Can't Be Enough In Some Situations

    When someone has wronged you in a major, life-changing way, a simple "I'm sorry" can't be enough to make everything alright. Sometimes it takes more than that. Sometimes there isn't a quick or easy remedy to heal a situation. Sometimes the healing has to come a different way and...
    Brieks07 Brieks07
    22-25, F
    Jun 28, 2010

    Sorry

    Sorry is so easly said its used too much even its not even ment. I havent hurd those words from a family member that I wont say who but she i dont think knows how to say those words . the things she did to us to hurt us she used the greeving widow as a reasion to be a real b itch...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

    Don't Think Sorry Is Easily Said ..

    Don't tell me you are sorry 'cause you are not, baby when I know you're only sorry you got caught. [Rihanna - Take a bow] A sorry would probably be enough, it should be, shouldn't it?! But what I discovered in the past years is that people simply don't mean it. To say sorry is...
    QueenTweedy QueenTweedy
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2010

    Sorry is NOT enough, especially

    if it is not supported with actions. If you are apologizing for a behavior that continues, the "sorry" is a disingenuous sentiment. Save your insincerity for someone with less intelligence; I can see through your lies.
    MommaBella MommaBella
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2014

    Not Enough Sometimes!!

    you know, sometimes people just think that they can treat you any way they want, and they think that all they need to do is say "sorry", and everything will be ok, but its not always ok!! if you talk to me, or treat me like a piece of dirt, then i will do the same to you, and if...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2010

    The Unseen Guard

    She came home and went to bed after discribing a very sad event. They make fun of them and make movies about them with out respect. She did everything she could to save him but it was not in her hands. She panned the Mall with the camera every so many minutes watching the...
    blameiton blameiton
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2010

    Heard It Befor

    mY WIFE BELIEVES THAT i SHOULD JUST FORGET SHE TRIED TO KILL ME BECAUSE SHE SAYS SHE IS SORRY NOW!
    saltydog5354 saltydog5354
    51-55, M
    Apr 16, 2010

    Apparently Not

    I am so never going to put myself in a position to have to be sorry again. If I do, I will see to it that my apologies mean something this time.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 8, 2011

    Sorry.

    Mum, You took the innocence from me, your own flesh and blood. You allowed me to be strangled. You allowed me to be starved. You allowed me to be drowned. You allowed me to be burned. You allowed me to be molested. What I find saddening, is the fact that you cannot find it in...
    TeeJayyJayy TeeJayyJayy
    22-25, M
    Apr 10, 2013

    Sorry Isn't Enough

    Sorry to me is just a word, no more no less. I know I probably take things to the extreme but if criminals were sorry would they be forgiven? Also I struggle with forgivness and think it should be left to a higher power if there is one. I'm not talking about like a friend...
    myselfxox myselfxox
    31-35, F
    Mar 26, 2010
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