When we develop the courage to admit we are wrong and work past our resistance to apologizing, we develop a deep sense of self-respect.
Matteson, IL (PRWEB) June 23, 2011
Imaginext, LLC announces the release of UnhappenIt, a new online tool to assist people in managing their relationships more effectively.
People often resist apologizing for offenses they cause, and when they do muster the courage to apologize they sprinkle it with qualifiers--either because they don't really think they were wrong and want to put the problem behind them (the apology is a manipulative tool) or because they are afraid the apology will result in making the relationship worse or they will be viewed as worse.
In her book, “The Power of Apology,” bestselling author and psychotherapist Beverly Engel, sites several benefits to sincerely communicating contrition to friends and loved ones:
- "The debilitating effects of the remorse and shame we may feel when we've hurt another person can eat away at us until we become emotionally and physically ill....
- "When we develop the courage to admit we are wrong and work past our resistance to apologizing, we develop a deep sense of self-respect.
- "Apologizing helps us remain emotionally connected to our friends and loved ones. Knowing we have wronged someone may cause us to distance ourselves from the other person....
- "Since apologizing usually causes us to feel humiliated, it can also act as a deterrent, reminding us to not repeat the act."
By seeding your power by sincerely apologizing to the person who has been offended it is difficult for them to hold a grudge. If they do hold that grudge, the balance of power slowly shifts back to you.
UnhappenIt was created for people who are not accustomed to apologizing and feel the need to repair or save a relationship that is important. UnhappenIt offers assistance in creating a written apology and combines gifts of flowers, music and candy to with the message to help you make the first step toward "Unhappening" your offense.
UnhappenIt is a product of Imaginext, LLC is an Illinois based multimedia company started in 2010 by Reginald Walker, and currently creates content that reaches millions of people via newspapers, restaurants, magazines, apps and online content.
You can view UnhappenIt at http://www.unhappenit.com and our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/UnhappenIt. You can also contact Reginald Walker at reggie(at)imaginext-ideas(dot)com or 312.841.7197