The Power of I Am Sorry: Mending Family Estrangement

I’m resurrecting this piece that I wrote several years ago about my long term estrangement from my parents.  It’s the story about how 10 years of silence ended. It also was the first serious personal essay I wrote.  It just goes to show that the most important thing about writing is to have something to say. And I had something I had been waiting a long time to say.

Every once in a while, especially around the holidays, I like to put this piece out there to remind people that if you think it’s too late to make things right, you’re wrong.

The title of the piece which appeared in Newsweek Magazine in September 2008 was The Power of ‘I Am Sorry’; the title’s been changed a bit to The Power of Saying You’re Sorry. I actually like that better.


8 Comments on “The Power of I Am Sorry: Mending Family Estrangement

  1. Reblogged this on Red's Wrap and commented:

    Family ruptures are a lot more common than you might think and they cause a lot of sadness. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. I know from experience.

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