You can feel regret, remorse or contrite about an action, yet more often than not, “I’m sorry” equals a blank check. “You can count on me to do it again.” A lot of people say it even when they’ve done absolutely nothing wrong!
You don’t need to say “Sorry” ever again. It’s about taking responsibility for your action, offering to make it right and honoring your word to do so.
Also, you can establish a new commitment to affirm your intention to not let it happen again.