Dear Annie: Four months ago, I foolishly accused my 22-year-old daughter of something of which she was innocent. She was deeply hurt. I tearfully told her many times over several days how sorry I am. I begged for forgiveness. She said she is not capable of forgiving once she is hurt so much.
My daughter is engaged and planning a simple wedding in a church next summer. She has become distant and withdrawn, and there is no warmth like there was before. She tells me she is trying hard to get closer and hopes one day to forgive me and has asked for my patience.