I was interviewed this week by Alex Murashko of The Christian Post for his latest article. Here are some highlights from the piece:
Daughters not caught up in Father’s Day as an occasion to celebrate, perhaps because of hurt feelings, can try several action steps in an effort to bring more warmth between them and their fathers, says a psychologist and expert on apology.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas, who co-authored the recently released book, When Sorry Isn’t Enough: Making Things Right With Those You Love, told The Christian Post that walls of mistrust between some fathers and daughters are built up over a long period of time.
“The healing process will also take some time so get started today,” she wrote in an email to CP. “If you offer an apology, do it without any expectation that your Dad will also apologize to you. When you have finished with your apology, STOP. Don’t say the word ‘but’ because that will negate everything you just said. An apology that includes a ‘but’ is a non-apology.”
You can find the full article here.