Two simple words, “I’m Sorry” are so hard for some to say. Some say those words and never mean them. Some people wait for many years to hear those words and expect a closure that never comes. So why is it that the simplest of words in the English language, or any language for that matter, carry such deep scars, and such great animosity?

These two simple words have caused people not to speak to each other for countless years. They say the bigger person will say “I’m sorry” when they never caused the issue, they only want to keep the lines of communication open in the name of family or friendship.

How big of a deal is it to expect to hear those special words. It’s a great big deal! People have gone through counseling; people have had problematic relationships, a lot of things stem from not hearing those special words. Sometimes people walk down the wrong path in life’s journey.

So here is what you can expect…nothing, not a single thing. Simply don’t expect to hear those words because the person that is not saying them probably don’t even know that they did something wrong in their eyes. In my eyes it would be better not to hear an “I’m sorry” than to hear one halfhearted.

The lines of communication are up to you. You can start out with “it hurt me when,” or “I don’t understand how or why.” Your perception of something wrong is not the same as someone else’s. You just have to figure out if that particular relationship is worth saving and supporting.

The old adage “you can’t blame someone who is not aware that a problem exists.” This is so true, so try to reassess the issue and then think about what the other person got out of that particular situation, if you are still unsure, pick up the phone and discuss it.

Life is way too short to speculate, be definite and don’t let years go by because you are waiting for an apology that might not ever come. Live life, and be happy! Rise above the pettiness that life can throw at you sometimes. Rise above the hurtful things that bring you to your knees. But above all, rise above the senselessness of carrying hurt around inside you. You are so much better than that. Love and peace to you always!

Author's Bio: 

My website,, offers others hope and encouragement. I do believe that we are here to help each other and to learn from each other.

I wrote three books "Walk in Peace" & "My Soulful Journey" and "The Wishing Well" which can be purchased on my website, and

I also have a Blog Talk Radio show. I have interviewed people regarding all subject matter. Feel free to listen to the archives at