To have been wronged or vice-versa can hurt to the core. The consequence of wronged to someone can lead to a situation that no apology can fully cure. Sure forgiveness can free one the emotional hurt of forgiving the offender. When we we offer an apology it is a great benefit to self more than anything, because there is no way of knowing if the offender will be able to forgive and forget. It's a stuggle to let go of that pride sometimes. Even after the apology the wound still need time to hopefully heal. At some point it is not about the other person, it about you letting go of the hurt and be able to break that inner emotional hurt that been lagging on to you.