I’m sorry for the times I wouldn’t listen to your perspective, and especially the times I just shut you down immediately, as though only my opinion mattered. I’ve realized that, because I do that, it’s completely rational that you would assume I wasn’t open to what you had to say. It was my fault that you didn’t feel safe expressing things that are important to you. So, as much as it frustrated me and I found it hurtful that you would assume I wasn’t going to listen, I realise now that I am guilty of creating that environment of disrespect and contempt.
I’m sorry, and I want to change. I don’t want to treat you dismissively, or belittle you anymore.