What does asking for forgiveness sound like?
“I’m sorry I hurt you.” Period. (No qualifiers.)
“I would like to receive your forgiveness.”
“I want to prove worthy of your trust again.”
When was a time you were on the receiving end of a “good “ apology? What meant the most to you in that? Tell a story of a bad apology. How did it miss the mark? What makes these things so hard to say?