A similar situation happened to me this week in an email message, and even though I was pretty sure this person didn’t take it the wrong way, it didn’t settle with me not knowing for sure. I decided to email her back and apoloGize if I may have come across the wrong way and eXpLaiNed my reasoning for saying what I did. As soon as I hit “send” I immediately felt better. Knowing that I was able to ClariFy what had happened put me at eAse versus always wondering if I had hurt her feelings.
Picking up the phone or sending a message to clear some possible confusion or tension is hard to do but always leaves you with much Relief. I never regret going out of my way to apoloGize or make sure I’m on the same page with a person. Is there a situation you need to clear up with someone? Often times the other person didn’t take it the wrong way and bringing it up won’t only show how much you care, but also put an end to your worries!