So a lot of diplomacy in the game is easily interpretted so long as you understand that the AI's demeanor is based largely off of their military strength compared to yours.
What I'm wondering is if the less obvious diplomatic exchanges really make a difference in your global relations?
For instance, in the non-trade and non-DOWing exchanges, you have options such as "get over it" and "you'll pay for this later" or "we're sorry, it won't happen again" and "we forgive you, your actions won't affect our friendship."
In these exchanges, the AI is either asking for forgiveness or expressing their displeasure at a move you made. And yet, when you look at your relationship with them later, your response is not listed as having a positive or negative impact on them, ex: you don't see listed in green "you forgave them for attacking a city-state that you are allied with."
Can anyone explain to me or share their opinion as to what impact these more subtle diplomatic exchanges have?