I was inspired by my friend who apologized to her boyfriend's mother. Not because she felt she did anything wrong, but because she hurt the woman's feelings. And that is reason enough.
I never thought about it that way before.
And I thought of Charles.
I'm not sorry with the choices I made and the life I made for myself. I'm also not sorry for contacting Charles again and for trying to bring him back into my life -- to whatever degree. And I'm definitely not sorry for wanting to maintain the level of activity that makes me happy.
But I am sorry that I hurt his feelings. Regardless of what didn't match with us, he is a kind man with a generous heart and that's what made me fall in love with him.
And I let him know.