So, you messed up. Have you taken the steps outlined in this book, such as mending fences, eating crow, offering a peace pipe, and breaking bread?
If so, then all you can do is get on with your life. You’ve done all you can to correct the situation. Some- times we have to just give people space to get over something—and we have to forgive our- selves, too.
Beating yourself up over and over about a situation only continues to keep the situation alive, not only in your mind, but in the other person’s mind as well. And it puts you at risk of making the same mistake again.
If you’ve apologized, tried to restore the trust in the relationship, and changed your behavior, then you’ve done your part. You’ve adequately taken responsibility, and that’s something in which you can find honor.
We all mess up with each other from time to time. When you mess up, do the right thing, then forgive yourself and move on.