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MY THERAPIST SAYS

My Therapist Says I’m Apologizing Wrong

Here’s how my marriage improved when I learned to do it right — and when to skip the apology altogether

Illustration: Xinmei Liu for Elemental

I stood at the sink and glared at my husband, Paul, who traipsed through the kitchen in his shoes. Again. “I forgot my phone,” he said, creeping back out on tiptoe as if…

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Nikki Campo

Nikki Campo

Essays and humor. The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Good Housekeeping, The Belladonna, Slackjaw. Twitter: @nikkicampo.