I thought this was a very insightful post.
“A meaningful apology, on the other hand, is primarily concerned with righting the wrong that was done. Someone who gives a meaningful apology makes it crystal clear that the feelings of the victim are her top priority. By apologizing, she is not trying to make herself look good, or to benefit herself in any other way. She is humble, truly remorseful and willing to do whatever is needed to make amends. She understands and accepts that her apology may not restore the relationship, but she is not doing it to accomplish her own purposes or to fulfill her own needs, wishes, or desires. She is doing it to help the victim heal emotionally, mentally, and spiritually from the damage and pain she inflicted with her abuse, betrayal, or offensive behavior or words.”