Why are these women suddenly apologizing?

Dear Amy: This year several people from my past have contacted me to ask for forgiveness. I am writing because I believe my decision will offer a different perspective to your readers.

Amy Dickinson

The first letter was from two dormmates writing jointly to apologize for their rude, hurtful behavior. I went to these two women for emotional support, believing them to be friends, only to be bluntly told that neither of them liked me and that they only associated with me because they assumed I would help them with their papers or research projects.

This was especially painful as it happened shortly after I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I changed dorms at the end of the academic year and never spoke to either of them again. It has been almost 40 years.

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