You are not an angel; and as a human being, you are likely to make mistakes and offend your partner. You may not mean it, but your actions and/or inactions may hurt your partner. Sometimes you may offend even when you had the best of intentions. In such instances, it is a sign of respect to acknowledge your mistake and apologise. Saying “I’m sorry” implies that you respect your partner’s feelings and you are not happy you hurt them. It is a show of love and respect to render an apology when you hurt your partner; learn to say “I’m sorry” as much as possible!
– Josiah B. Andor, PhD (Director, Paraklet Love and Life Consultancy).