Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

But say it anyway!

Women who are starved of an apology for rude or hurtful behaviour suffer an increase in blood pressure which can raise the risk of a heart attack or stroke, a study found.

But those who hear a well-timed “sorry” calm down more quickly, with their blood pressure returning to normal 20 per cent faster, the research showed.

Conversely, a man’s blood pressure takes 20 per cent longer to recover after an apology – suggesting men become more worked up after hearing an admission of guilt.

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, US, measured the diastolic blood pressure of 29 men and 59 women throughout the experiment.

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  1. This makes such perfect sense to me. Even when I’m the one that’s out of line when my husband and I argue, I hate apologizing because he always uses it to go after me again. It’s like he sees an apology as reason for a victory celebration. It’s weird to me. He apologizes to me, and i say thank you and move on.

    Well, this is insightful.

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