This thread is about realizing you feel bad about something you did to someone after a long time has passed. I’m sure everyone has had this experience, but what did you do about it? Go to the person and apologize? Let it go, and move on? Feel free to share what you did, too, if what you did harmed the relationship you had with the person, and if the apology made a difference. Or, if someone has apologized to you for something like this, etc.
I started thinking about this after seeing a home video from about ten years ago, in which I was unnecessarily sarcastic and mean to my mother because I didn’t want to be filmed. I don’t even remember doing it, and it’s too late to do anything about it, but I hope I wasn’t like that very often, and that she didn’t take it personally.
I’ve thought about apologizing for my part in a friendship that broke up in a really explosive way, but decided it’s best not to open that door again. So, I’ve never gone to someone and tried to make amends for something in the distant past.