Many years ago I went into business with one of my good friends. We had high hopes for the business and I was certain we would be friends forever, no matter the fate of the business. I remember having a conversation with him about going into business together and he asked with concern if the business relationship might ruin our friendship. I remember saying cavalierly "this is us...how could anything ruin us?"
As is often the case, when the business relationship ended the friendship ended with it. I blamed circumstances, shrugged it off and moved on. But as I grow older and become more reflective, it is apparent to me that it was at least partially my fault, perhaps even more than partially.
I wonder if saying I'm sorry after all these years will matter...I will soon find out.