- Apologies given are not always automatically accepted. That’s the right of the wronged person.
- If you don’t want to start World War III but you want to be true to yourself, use this guide to turn down an apology with respect.
- Thank you for apologizing and explaining your side to me.
- I’m still no ready to talk though. Again, I appreciate the apology, but I still have a lot to process and I need space to do that.
- I know you’re sorry but I just need more time to heal from this.
- I don’t feel ready to move forward; it’s going to take me some time.
- It will take me time to heal from the hurt. I know you regret it, but knowing that can’t undo what’s been done.
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With grace, integrity and honesty. There was a pattern of aggressive behavior. A co-worker would intimidate someone, have the behavior addressed by a supervisor and offer a forced apology. Once the apology was accepted, the pattern would restart. I told the latest victim I didn't think we were required to accept the apology.