Do you not find that the "apology" isn't saying "I'm sorry I hurt you" but is really saying "Please make me feel better about having hurt you - ease my conscience"?
Absolutely. And if you knew this person, you would know the very truth of what you've just said.
We used to be schoolfriends, you see. He waited until we were in our late twenties, to unleash his pent up frustrations which he'd been harbouring since adolescence.
Now works as a psychiatric nurse. Good that, eh? Tina knows his details, since she once served him in her library. He had no idea who he was being served by.
oldgoth wrote:It's comforting in some way to think that this has probably been on their conscience since that day, keeping them awake at night! Not that it helps you at all.
Well, heh... It's been keeping me
awake for the last eleven years...
So yes. The bottom line is that I know it's been on his conscience and it's been in my memory. His move has eased my mind and so it has helped a lot. Who knows if it's eased his, or whether that shall require a further move from me...?
That's not going to happen though. Silence is golden.