6 Phrases to Replace “I’m Sorry.”

As a Great Queen once said, “I ain’t sorry.”

So it is true, women do apologize more often than men.

I would rather be called a bitch than belittle myself to make you feel better.

1. “I don’t owe you anything.”

When to use it: When someone won’t take no for an answer.

2. “I understand.”

When to use it: When you have to answer for a problem that you didn’t cause.

3. “Thank you.”

When to use it: When you have used another person’s time.

4. “I’d like to expand on that.”

When to use it: In place of “sorry to interrupt.”

5. “Unfortunately”

When to use it: When the circumstances are out of your hands.

6. “Excuse me” or “Pardon me”

When to use it: When getting someone’s attention.

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