Messing up and making a mistake that hurts someone else is never a good feeling. You have two choices at that moment when you realize that you truly owe someone an apology (because you shouldn’t apologize for things that are not your fault).
You can be humble and offer an apology and mean it. Or you can ignore the situation and lose a friend, romantic partner, or another type of relationship.
If you choose the first option, to swallow your pride, admit you erred, and prove that you understand what went wrong, here are a few helpful tips.