I’m Done Apologizing

By Jodi Teitelman 


Do you find yourself saying “I’m sorry” all the time?  

You forget to text your friend back. I’m sorry.  

You accidentally bump into someone at the grocery store. I’m sorry.  

You sneeze in the middle of a meeting. That’s right—I’m sorry.  

I’m tired of it. I’m tired of saying sorry like it’s my job. It truly feels like this never-ending cycle. Wake up. Apologize. Eat. Apologize. Send an email. Apologize. Breathe. Apologize. All day. Every day.  

Does anyone else relate to this? I’d like to think I’m not alone in this feeling. 




Jodi Teitelman is a Health Educator at Jewish Community Services 

The Mental Well, an initiative of JCS, is an online community for young adults, created by young adults, who are navigating the highs and lows that accompany their 20s and 30s. To learn more, visit thementalwellblog.org or email thementalwell@jcsbaltimore.org. 

JCS is a comprehensive human services organization providing a broad range of services that meet the diverse, multi-dimensional needs of individuals and families throughout Central Maryland. To learn more, visit jcsbalt.org or 410-466-9200. 

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