You should never be needing nor expecting people to give you excuses, you should always do the right thing, rather than wrong someone and expect to be excused. Once you find yourself constantly explaining yourself or dodging a question with a lie or feeling uncomfortable when expected to be honest, know that you have fell into a dooming habit.
I have recently realized that I fell into a habit where I keep expecting people to make excuses for me, and for them to understand how tough things have been for me, so I get away with almost everything that I shouldn’t be doing, I have realized it is a lot easier for people to excuse me than for me to start behaving myself.Taking the high road may seem the best thing to do but in the long run people realize how unreliable and untrustworthy you have become, so you dig yourself deeper in that dark whole that you keep expecting people to excuse you for. No matter how tough things are you should not let go of a sincere and honest you.
Put some extra effort when dealing with people it is an investment that never looses, always keep a secret no matter how juicy, control your temper no matter how angry you are, be kind when frustrated, be gentle when upset, be helpful when tired and always be the first to give and the last to take.
You may not notice a result to the effort you have put into dealing with people but from experience I have learned that people never forget, they appreciate those that don’t give them a reason to be excused.
On the other hand when you are wronged you should always excuse the person who wronged you, they may have a really good reason to do so, they may not have a good enough excuse to do so, regardless it is always better for your heart to forgive, in all cases becoming a better you does not come with an unforgiving heart.