Someone has recognised that their behaviour toward me was unacceptable.
What can I say that acknowledge the have apologised without thanking them for it?
I'm stuck with :
"Thanks, I appreciate your apology...."
A number of people have asked why I didn't want to thank them.
I'd been talking to the person over several messages to get to the bottom of their issue. Afterwards, they apologise for the number of messages, not for what we had been discussing.
"I'm sorry for all those messages, please accept my apologies"
The apology was out of character and a step forward in the relationship but was for the number of messages, not for what we were discussing.
So the response: "Thanks, I appreciate the apology.." felt wrong.
I was concerned that by thanking them, they would think the issue was resolved, however they'd apologised for something that wasn't an issue.