You may have never apologized to someone for something that you did to them, and your mind is trying to work through this fact and to make you feel a little bit better about it. However, the fastest way to getting the regret off your chest it to apologize to them yourself in person. This can even be true if you have already apologized to the person that you’ve wronged. You are still feeling bad about it and trying to come to terms with your role in the misadventure that caused you to hurt someone else physically or emotionally.
To dream that you are apologizing to someone when you are sure that there is nobody that you have wronged lately, this usually means that your mind is making you aware of previous subconscious cues that you picked up on. You have wronged someone in your past; it just didn’t immediately register to you. This means that despite what you’ve done, it was an honest mistake. This can still make you feel bad though when you know that you have done something to hurt the feelings of another. When you are awake, try thinking back to recent times when you may have said or done something offensive to someone and make absolutely sure that you’ve done nothing hurtful. The trick in this situation is putting yourself in the shoes of another because while it did not come off as offensive to you, someone else surely interpreted it this way. If you want to feel retribution for your actions and stop dreaming that you are apologizing all day, then the best way to get out of this cycle would be to think of the person who you have hurt, and apologize to them as soon as possible.
When you dream that someone else is apologizing to you, it usually means that you are feeling hurt over someone else’s actions. All too often, you hear the word “sorry” said for the smallest circumstances. If someone bumps into you in the hallway, you hear them tell you “sorry” or if someone steps on your foot in the elevator, then they will apologize to you. “Sorry” has become an automated response almost, but the true meaning of the word is still significant, you feel remorse for your actions. Therefore when you dream about it, it retains this meaning, you feel as if you have been wronged and feel that someone needs to apologize to you for it.
It is hard to broach a complicated situation like this in waking life, but if you really feel hurt over the actions of someone else, the best thing you can do in order to help yourself is to seek out this person and tell them how you feel. Once you get that real apology, it won’t be such a strong fixation in your dreams anymore and you will be able to move on with your life.