Why do I say “I’m sorry” when I have done nothing wrong?
It’s especially rotten when I say it
after you have hurt me
When you should be apologizing.
Do I feel guilt?
Do I feel shame?
Do I feel pity?
Something in me wants to make you feel better.
But what about how I feel?
I don’t have to be sorry when I have done nothing wrong.
I don’t have to be sorry when you hurt me.
I don’t have to accept the feelings of guilt, the feelings of shame, the feelings of pity.
Those feelings are toxic.
I will not allow you to try to make me to feel sorry when I have done nothing wrong.
I have value.
I’m not sorry
and that’s ok.