My parents never apologized to me as a kid, nor as an adult. It's unfortunate and true that I do not respect them. My own children are apologized to on a daily sometimes weekly basis. I am not perfect. I don't expect them to be. I'm glad they accept my apologies graciously. It also allows them to be apologetic if need be.
Absolutely true. Our fear that we'll lose face is the exact opposite of the reality: when we should apologize but do not, they quite rightly lose respect for us, and when we do apologize they both respect us and love us more.
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