Do you ever suffer someone saying, "I am sorry," but then they go on to do the same old stuff over again? My experience of "Sorry" is that it is the best someone can do before they take action to change. "Sorry" may actually be moving toward the door of "change." The door is not being opened but "sorry" might be moving in that direction. It could be worse. Many people do not say they are sorry about anything. They may even think they did nothing wrong. "It is your problem" they might say. Real change takes place only with action, not just repentance, or sorrow. I get the latter in confession all the time. Lots of sorrow, but no change. Change takes steps, one step at a time and it is not easy. Maybe that is why few people do it, and only when their own lives are too miserable even for themselves. Your life being miserable will not change them for the better.