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Ex-files: Should you apologize?

“I’m sorry if I ever caused you any pain”. These 8 words popped up on my text messages last week. I didn’t recognize the number, but I didn’t have to. I knew who it was from. I knew why he was saying I’m sorry. I knew that I was not going to reply back.

After years of holding animosity, the text message actually brought closure. Closure I didn’t even know I wanted. Maybe apologizing for your romantic crimes is a good idea? When break ups get messy, people get hurt. Would it be that hard to make amends and let the person know you really felt bad for the way you treated the?

Do you ever regret the way you ended things with someone? Do you feel bad about how you handled situations in the past? Do you think you should apologize to the person?

Has an ex ever reached out to you to apologize for hurting you? Do you think it is appropriate to respond? Would you forgive them?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

209 comments Add your comment

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

July 10th, 2012
2:58 pm

ATL Guy you’re angling at Slim1, can’t blame you. What takes you over to the West End area you like tan and brown bods? Can’t blame you for that either.

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:00 pm

AG – I’ve gotten emails about their Bocce Ball events but i’ve never participated. From the enthusiasm in your post, I will assume that it must be fun.

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:05 pm

BF – I was thinking the same thing…not sure what that’s about but ok. lol

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:07 pm

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:07 pm

Me no speakie the english :)

kimmie

July 10th, 2012
3:07 pm

I think someone slipped up!LOL!!

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

HA!! Me no speakie the english

Leggs

July 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

Good afternoon.

I see ATL Guy is sashsaying over to SlimUno.

Tan and brown bods? Ok, my first laugh for the day.

Would you forgive them? – Why not forgive. That way they no longer have any power over your mind nor your emotions.

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

Me no speakie the english!

Y’all some smart women :)

ATL Guy

July 10th, 2012
3:09 pm

@Blackfoote – I like SlimOne’s style, what can I say!? I love the West End because its more of an industrial character and they have some of the best restaurants. Bacchanalia, JCT Kitchen, Ormsby’s, West Egg, Octane, Bone Garden Cantina, Antico Pizza, and Compound is over there. Tend to go out there on the weekends

@Slim – Bocce Ball is a simple game but fun with a group of friends over drinks. Starting to see it at more places around the city

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:09 pm

And in walks…………………

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:12 pm

kimmie/Cel – Did I miss something?

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

Nooooo ma’am. You’re a pretty smart gal. Just keep watching :)

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

Oh…and have fun. I’m not a salt shaker….lololol :)

kimmie

July 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

Slim – Not a thing! :cool:

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:15 pm

I meant to say I-20 EAST, not west…

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:16 pm

and (eventually) in walks……………..

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

I like SlimOne’s style

AG – And what style would that be? Do I emit some sort of blog swag? lol

ATL Guy

July 10th, 2012
3:20 pm

Yeah – you go out to quality places and seem to be respectful. If thats called Blog Swag then so be it :) Check out Rathbun’s Steak, the chef won Iron Chef and the food is pretty amazing

cba

July 10th, 2012
3:20 pm

Slim-I live in Conyers….I was gonna correct you but he probably has gps anyway (LoL)

Celisea- not tiptoeing….I only have one good ear :lol:

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:21 pm

cba – LOLOLOL :) :)

Leggs

July 10th, 2012
3:21 pm

ATL – you go to Compound???

Aren’t the attendees’ age there starting around 20+, usually ending with 30+?

This is hysterical.

ATL Guy

July 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

Leggs where do you frequent the Sinatra Room at Johnny’s Hideaway? Place hasn’t changed since 1970 so might feel more in your element

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Well, at least there was some sort of metamorphoses and I no longer have to worry about Elijah. I guess the transition is now complete!

Slim – Just don’t go getting yourself destroyed or threatened with such. Remember that was what a week ago? And make sure he’s understanding of you so he won’t have to turn over a new leaf. At least that’s what he said. He was turning over a new leaf to be more understanding of me. Not sure what that’s about. He said we’ve never met????

ATL Guy

July 10th, 2012
3:32 pm

Celisea – I’ve never met you so I don’t know why you keep saying that. Maybe you want to meet up, thats cool :)

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

cba – I guess I’m hardly at home so I’m mostly traveling west as opposed to east towards home lol

AG – I will definitely put Rathbun’s on my list of places to try. I love exploring new things, within reason. ;-)

Cel :lol: I did not forget all that ruckus…I was leaning side ways to see what the line of questioning was about. It’s all good in my neck of the woods.

Leggs

July 10th, 2012
3:40 pm

ATL ~ please don’t get it twisted. You may know my age, that doesn’t make me a relic. I probably party better and harder than you when I party. Now, I’m not coming at you with any jabs so don’t jab me.

I was merely asking the age of the Compound because I’ve heard its a younger clientele.

Willie Dynamite

July 10th, 2012
3:40 pm

This is like Day time soaps. Where is Victor Newman when you need him.

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:42 pm

Slim – Oh, I already picked up on where you was going. You can hold your own. I just didn’t want somebody to think I was tryna block…lol Like I said, I’m not salt shaker. I have my own thing going :)

WillieD – Stop it!! And what do you know bout Vic?

ATL Guy

July 10th, 2012
3:43 pm

Leggs – we should party this weekend and see who can keep up with who ;) You’ll Get Served! Take an honest guess how old I am Leggs and I’ll give you a + or – to the direction of your number

disco

July 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

okay. i’m back.

Kimmie – it was me. I said it. LOL. (re the not caring about people’s feelings). Like I said, I don’t go around aiming to hurt folks but if I do – especially if I do on purpose – I sure as heck don’t intend to apologize.

Leggs

July 10th, 2012
3:46 pm

I could give a rat’s ass your age!

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:46 pm

LOLOLOLOL….I ain’t lying, I almost died at your 3:46….LOLOLOL I was NOT expecting that.

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:48 pm

I’ve been to the Compound once a few years ago and it was super crowded. I’m not sure if they usually have celebs there but it was a multiple celebrity night when I went. (T.I, Keyshia Cole, Diddy, the 106 & Park hosts)

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:49 pm

:shock: :lol: :lol: Slim now singing, “it’s getting hot in herrr, so take off all your clothes….

Willie Dynamite

July 10th, 2012
3:50 pm

Yall are funny funny funny

Cel – get my email addy and hit me up or post yours. I got something for you (no not like that). Unless you gon do it – said in my Nelly voice. Hahaha

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:52 pm

WilliiiiiiiiieD – What’s up mayne??

beacea95@yahoo.com

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:53 pm

WillieD – I got something for you (no not like that).

Chile, I’m not even worried about that :)

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:54 pm

This should cue up some of the others. What others you ask? Hmmmm

ATL Guy

July 10th, 2012
3:55 pm

You seemed to care about the age of the clientele where I go … now you don’t care about age. Quit being Bi-Polar & just love me :)

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:57 pm

Cel – yeah, I don’t see anyone being in a mood to play ‘Guess My Age’, after being told they should hang out in the Sinatra Lounge :lol:

Leggs

July 10th, 2012
3:57 pm

I can appreciate anyone’s confidence, Celisea, but how you going to tell someone they will “get served” and they’ve never partied with you, seen you, let alone danced with you!

We’ve all been the server or the servee at some point!

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
3:58 pm

Slim – Annnnd I wasn’t expecting that…lol Y’all are funny as heck. But yeah, you’re right :)

SlimUno

July 10th, 2012
3:58 pm

Hmmm, Just love me???? My ex would always say JLM for Just love me :???:

Leggs

July 10th, 2012
3:59 pm

ATL ~ it wasn’t a “care” it was a question. We ask them here all day everyday!

ATL Guy

July 10th, 2012
4:00 pm

I can be your Ex too Slim if you let me take you out then you dump me 30 mins later :)

ATL Guy

July 10th, 2012
4:01 pm

@Leggs – you ‘cared’ enough to ask the ‘question’

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
4:01 pm

Leggs – Exactly and there you have it. I guess I’m just blown away at ATL Guy’s confidence that he can change faces and personalities a million times, oh and change stories and believe none of us are watching??? Who does that?

ATL Guy – I will take the high road and call a truce (I guess, since you don’t know me). I will ask that you pick one name and stay with it. No matter if you been blogging under that name and are changing them like you’re changing clothes. I read VERY well in between the lines. That may have been your name but…..oh never mind. Pick a name, a girl you want to have a crush on and don’t be sloppy and disrespectful. And don’t think you’re THAT smart. Like I said I know it’s all virtual but we can see the scene when you type. Kill the shenanigans and go straight.

Leggs

July 10th, 2012
4:01 pm

You funny, ATL. Nothing bipolar about me. I could give a rat’s ass about finding out your age because I already know your age! Your + or – scale means nothing to me.

Celisea...tiptoeing through the tulips headed for vacay!!

July 10th, 2012
4:04 pm

We can see the scene. TRRRRRUST me, no one is fighting over you. It’s like you’re doing a monologue. You’ll speak as one person and then run to the other side and answer back. Some of this seems to be strongly derived from your wicked little imagination…I guess…since we don’t know each. Unless, I know you under another name?

It’s not important. Get in line dude.