Those were horrific experiences. I hope you are surrounded by better people who aren’t, umm, monsters? And I hope this for every abused soul who fear speaking out. I stand in solidarity with this movement for the courage it has borne out in people.
I think the idea is if you choose to apologize, then don’t just be uttering sorries but take responsibility of your actions that caused the person hurt. You are responsible for what others feel if you think you do.