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How to apologize after unwanted sarcastic comment while giving feedback? You can't, at least not in the way you describe as wanting to do this in your question, or with the message you propose sending. Whatever that message is, it's not meeting the minimum requirements for an apology as desribed on this wikihow page: A good apology will communicate three ...


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PS: In my previous email I said 'nice attempt' and later realised that might be interpreted sarcastically. Just to be sure: It wasn't." That way you didn't really give it any weight, but still addressed the matter. I find myself in similar occassions more than I'd like, but that approach works fine for me. If they did read it sarcastically, they now ...


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It's a difficult one and I'm glad you asked because I asked myself the same question. You seem to know well what NVC stands against: domination through ideas of right and wrong and demands. But the official definition of apology is slightly different: An apology is an expression of regret or remorse for actions, while apologizing is the act of expressing ...


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In Nonviolent Communication, instead of apologizing, there should be "mourning". From Rosenberg’s Forgiving the Past by Focusing on the Present, which focuses on deep-seated pain, (via PuddleDancer Press): Apology is basically part of our violent language. It implies wrongness — that you should be blamed, that you should be penitent, that you’re a ...


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