Elton John and Chicago were right – sorry is the hardest word for some people.
Someone very close to me once said, “Apologizing is an admission of guilt.” What a load of utter BS. Even if you don’t think you did anything wrong, then express regret or sadness for the fact that someone is experiencing hurt over something you did and/or said.
This is an interesting article and it does explain why apologizing for a mistake seems like an impossible task for some. To them I say, Get Over It. If you do something or say something that hurts someone’s feelings do the right thing and say I’m sorry. This is especially important in a relationship. Also, with our children.