I wish that I could honestly say that a heartfelt apology is for you and not the other person. I can’t. Sometimes, an apology is for the other person, too. Sometimes the apology may not be for you at all and just for the other person. It’s about reconciling hearts to each other. It’s about restorative relationships. It’s about showing up for someone who needs to know you care enough to come back and offer recompense for an offense, and that makes the other person feel really special and valued, kinda like you want to feel sometimes.