14 Things You Should Never Apologize For

Can you count how many times you’ve said "Sorry" today? Do you remember what for you said it?

Chances are you’ve said you're sorry for many things that you don’t even remember doing.

Saying "I'm sorry" and apologizing for things that aren't completely your fault is not a bad thing. It doesn't make you weak or a pushover. On the contrary, the ability to apologize is a positive human trait.

It is one of the building blocks of emotional intelligence and reflects strong interpersonal skills. When you say you're sorry, it doesn't necessarily mean you're accepting blame for a situation.

Rather, it is a way of acknowledging that the other person was hurt in some way, regardless of whose fault was.

That said, there are things that you can say "I'm sorry" for that don't require an apology.

There are some situations in life that can hurt or offend other people but that are necessary for your own happiness, personal growth, or self-esteem.

Making decisions or taking actions that hurt others doesn't make you a bad person or uncaring. It shows that you care about yourself enough to make difficult choices when they are in your best interest.

Here 14 things you should never have to apologize for, even if you decide to say "I'm sorry."