This really resonated with me, Alison. I, too, used to apologize too much and then felt like my apologies were being perceived as signs of being deferential and weak. I'm trying much harder now to apologize only for the times when my actions have inconvenienced or caused harm to someone, not as a sign of sympathy when someone else is having an issue (e.g., the dog feeling off!).

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9X Top Writer. Proud grad of CA public schools. Committed to justice & leadership development. Wife & mom of 2 girls & 2 big dogs. Love to eat almost everything