This is good advice for an apology for any important relationship. I particularly liked the suggestion to be specific about what you are apologizing for. Not saying "for anything I've ever said or done". I received an "apology" worded this way recently. It was NOT a sincere apology and I did not believe it for one second! Nice try. They were just words. Very disrespectful (and stupid) of you to think I'd fall for it.
Apologies don't mean anything and sorry just isn't enough, if someone keeps doing what there supposedly sorry for.....People can blame their actions on a number of things, but, the bottom-line is people actually have to change. Sometimes that is beyond their capability...... and......that my friend is when you just have to leave them and walk away!!
"Too often we don't realize what we have until it's gone. Too often we're too stubborn to say, 'Sorry, I was wrong.' Too often it seems we hurt the ones closest to our hearts, and we let the most foolish things tear us apart." Unknown