MINIMUS- I apologized to my 23 year old son for raising him in a " mind control cult" - even though he got out 5 years ago himself ! His statement to me : " Dad , you were just doing what you thought was right at the time, like your mom and dad taught you . No harm, no foul. " It brought tears to my eyes to see my son's maturity level - that he had indeed moved on himself past JW land
As A Former JW, Do You Feel You Should "Apologize" For Past Actions?
I went back to my mom's family and in a sizable group setting I apologized for our not visiting with them during the years we were Jehovah's Witnesses. Mom had died many years prior due to cancer but I assured them if she had lived long enough that she would have apologized to them. I felt them appreciate my words.
666, if you read the thread, you'd see my view.