“Forgive me for whatever things I have done or failed to do that caused
you such anger and anguish of spirit.
Forgive me for the months and years and feeling your hostility and
knowing that in some way you were responding to me, convinced that I
trigger these negative feelings in you.
Forgive me for not having asked forgiveness before.
Forgive me for not being able to sit with you and ask about your pain.
Yes, I know that there are two sides to every question, but _my side is
not important right now_.”
That is an excerpt from a great post at http://www.timesandseasons.org/?p=3480 about advice a parent received from Pastor Chip Murray.