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Why women apologize so much and should stop

Michael speaks with author and columnist Sloane Crosley about why women feel the need to apologize.
Sloane Crosley (Credit: Caitlin Mitchell)

The dictionary definition for "sorry" refers to feelings of regret, compunction, sympathy, grief or sadness. But it's often used in situations where none of the above is at play - and usually by women. Author and columnist Sloane Crosley identified this both as a personal flaw and as a trend; she talks to Michael.

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