I have a tendency to apologize for not feeling well, or for similar situations that really aren’t under my control. I guess it comes from that particular way people behave with autistic people, like we’re inconvenient, so I end up feeling bad when I think I’m causing problems.
My husband will usually tell me not to apologize, for which I’ll apologize. And he’ll tell me to stop apologizing so much, and I’ll apologize for that. It can go on for a while. It says something about the way autistic people are treated that I’ve been with him for 5 years and still can’t kick the habit of apologizing for things that aren’t my fault.