Heartfelt apologies can be tough; admitting you were wrong requires introspection, humbling yourself, being vulnerable. But the gracelessness of the person accepting the apology too often exacerbates an already uncomfortable situation. Redditor u/shakakhon posted in r/LifeProHacks about the worst way to react to an apology:
When you make a mistake, admitting it and making amends is generally the best course of action; but sometimes it’s not really your responsibility.
This week’s study on alcohol in pregnancy got spun both ways: Light drinking is totally safe according to some some news stories, a definite no-no in others. Sorry, but this one’s a buzzkill.