April 11, 2011 |  Category:   life

why do we hurt the ones we love? why is it hard sometimes to reach out and say I’m sorry?

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  • camille April 11, 2011 at 2:28 am

    that is my question today too.

  • Kristi Estes April 11, 2011 at 3:19 am

    oh no…what happened?

  • siri April 11, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I’m hoping there will be a follow-up to this tomorrow??? Sending good thoughts to you from across the Atlantic.

  • Emma April 11, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Beautiful image.

    I think as humans we sometimes take the ones we love for granted and maybe take more care with people we don’t know so well (it’s senseless but seems to be human nature).

    Saying sorry seems to be a bit of a dying art these days too, sadly! I blame the internet 😉 (I blame the internet for everything, I think I’m getting old!)

    I really hope things are going ok with you. I’ve sensed a bit of sadness and worry in your posts lately. Take care 🙂

  • Sally April 11, 2011 at 5:25 am

    That’s a big one Jenna. Learning to say you’re sorry without a “but” attached is one of the hardest things ever to do. Especially if it was not something you heard growing up. Yet, it gets easier every time you do it. And it’s so worth it.

    It’s probably one of the top 5 life gifts I’ve given my boys who are now in their 20s. Once you make yourself do it, all the fear & emotions surrounding it drop away immediately & you’re left with THE best feelings possible. It makes you glad you’re alive & on this planet! Good luck to you sweet girl.

  • Annie From Seattle April 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Oh dear. Hard words to say but the ones with the most benefit, right after “I love you, I’m proud of you”.
    Sending love and good Square mojo your way.

  • Matty April 11, 2011 at 9:01 am


  • Ingrid April 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I honestly don’t know but I hope somehow a resolution is in the near future. It’s harder to look back and wish you’d have said something sooner to “fix” it.

  • Justine April 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I think you just did.

  • Chickything April 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    human nature, born to make mistakes.

  • Atsuko April 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Sadly sometimes we hurt the ones we love. I think there could be many reasons, such as love, care, jealous, and so on. I do not know the nature of this matter. Moreover, I feel that it is hard to say three words as one gets older: I am sorry. I just learned last weekend saying these words is the time of “forgiveness.” It is a willingness on our own part to overlook the pain and repair broken relationship. Also, it is not one way relationship. Forgiveness completes when the forgiver and the forgiven are involved in an action. Hope you feel the peace within yourself soon, Jenna.

  • laura April 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    i hope you’re doing okay.. this post is worrisome.

  • Colleen April 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    One thing I’ve learned in the last several months is sometimes even though we say, “I’m sorry”, we really also need to say, “forgive me”. It’s harder. But I think it makes all the difference.

  • Jenna April 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    thanks. Yes, I’m ok. working through some stuff.

  • Eve April 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Don’t be too hard on yourself…we all have our “moments”!

  • Sid April 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Being close to people makes it possible to hurt them. You know all their buttons to push and they’re present for your good moments and your bad ones. Not lashing out when I’m angry or frustrated and saying I’m sorry are the two hardest things I’ve ever tried to learn to do. I’m still trying.

  • Una April 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Because we are human. Hope things will get better very soon. HUGS.

  • Lecia April 12, 2011 at 12:03 am

    You are in my thoughts. Call me if it would help. xoxo

  • Mrs D April 12, 2011 at 1:00 am

    First of all, big squish.

    It’s the human condition. Sometimes saying sorry means admitting we were wrong, and that’s hard.

    Forgiveness is another wonderful human condition and I’m sending lots of it to you and yours.

  • Ez April 12, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Just wanted to send you hugs and let you know that you’re not alone. Hang in there. xo