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Rambam writes in Teshuva 2,9 that one must ask a person for forgiveness when he has wronged him and personal Teshuva is not enough.

I have seen people (and I myself have often done this) asking for forgiveness in case they have done something wrong. 

It is all a bit fake but everyone does it and I personally feel that this custom devalues the entire requesting forgiveness process.

I think it is obvious that one doesn't have to go around giving people money in case he once unwittingly damaged him. So what about when there is no money involved? I certainly hear a case of 'why not?' here, but perhaps it can cause embarrassment and reignite dormant feelings... 

Is there a source to oblige asking for forgiveness when you don't know if you've done anything bad to this person?

Rambam writes in Teshuva 2,9 that one must ask a person for forgiveness when he has wronged him and personal Teshuva is not enough.

I have seen people (and I myself have often done this) asking for forgiveness in case they have done something wrong. It is all a bit fake but everyone does it and I personally feel that this custom devalues the entire requesting forgiveness process. Is there a source to oblige asking for forgiveness when you don't know if you've done anything bad to this person?

Rambam writes in Teshuva 2,9 that one must ask a person for forgiveness when he has wronged him and personal Teshuva is not enough.

I have seen people (and I myself have often done this) asking for forgiveness in case they have done something wrong. 

It is all a bit fake but everyone does it and I personally feel that this custom devalues the entire requesting forgiveness process.

I think it is obvious that one doesn't have to go around giving people money in case he once unwittingly damaged him. So what about when there is no money involved? I certainly hear a case of 'why not?' here, but perhaps it can cause embarrassment and reignite dormant feelings... 

Is there a source to oblige asking for forgiveness when you don't know if you've done anything bad to this person?

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Requesting forgiveness when in doubt

Rambam writes in Teshuva 2,9 that one must ask a person for forgiveness when he has wronged him and personal Teshuva is not enough.

I have seen people (and I myself have often done this) asking for forgiveness in case they have done something wrong. It is all a bit fake but everyone does it and I personally feel that this custom devalues the entire requesting forgiveness process. Is there a source to oblige asking for forgiveness when you don't know if you've done anything bad to this person?