I normally don't have issues with apologizing if I know I am wrong. If I am wrong I am wrong. Sometimes something I have done now will not have possible consequences for years. Since I am unsure that it will turn out bad I don't feel the need to apologize even when I am pretty sure its not going to end well.
I have had one of those occasions recently. I was driving around with the "pseudo" step-daughter who was being a bit of a brat and complaining that their was nothing to do in my car. So I gave her a fashion magazine and told her to look at it. The only thing I heard from her for the next 30 minutes was "OOOHHHH that's pretty," or "I like that."
I was shocked and amazed because when that little one is grumpy she is REALLY grumpy. When we reached our destination she was sad that she couldn't finish reading the magazine. So I gave her a book marker (please don't ask why I had a book marker in my car...I just did) and told her next time we are in the car you can finish looking at it. Last Friday I was driving around with both "pseudo"step-kids and she immediately grabbed the magazine and said, "Is this my place?"
Based on past experience I am pretty sure I should apologize to The BF and Ex-wife/Friend but to be honest I am not sorry and I have hope that this wont be an issue in the future....of course she has already asked when my new magazine will come.
I also should apologize to the lady I flipped off this morning on my commute (and my mom I did promise I would stop doing that). She cut me off and caused me to slam on my brakes and I almost got rear ended by the car behind me. But I am so not sorry I did that.