Sorry Letter Sample

Sorry Letter SampleIf you don’t apologize right away, a small mistake can cause big damage to a relationship. Whether you need to apologize to your boyfriend for a major betrayal or to a coworker for a small accident, it’s helpful to have a sorry letter sample to look at while writing your own letter. But feel free to be creative—you can adjust the sorry letter sample to fit your own situation and writing style.

Here’s a sorry letter sample you can use if you need to apologize to your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife:

Dear Megan,

I’m sorry about what I said the other night. I shouldn’t have said I don’t like your friends. I know they are important to you, and it would mean a lot to you if we could get along. It wasn’t fair of me to say I don’t like them, because I don’t even know them very well.

I love you very much. I would hate for my mistake to damage our relationship. You are the kindest, most wonderful person I know. Please accept my apology.

I promise I’ll make an effort to get to know your friends. Perhaps we could make plans to meet some of them for dinner this week.


Use this sorry letter sample as a guide when apologizing to a friend, family member or coworker:

Dear Carl,

I’m sorry I drank the soda you left in the refrigerator in the break room. I thought it was one I had left in there earlier in the week. I should have been more careful.

I put three new cans in the fridge to replace the one I took. I’m sorry for any inconvenience I caused!

Your coworker,

Notice that one sorry letter sample is written to a girlfriend and the other sorry letter sample is written to a coworker. This demonstrates the fact that sorry letters can be written to anyone you’ve wronged, regardless of your relationship to them.

You probably noticed a few similarities between the first sorry letter sample and the second sorry letter sample. Each sorry letter sample begins with the words, “I’m sorry.” It’s important to say this right away—after all, it’s the whole reason you’re writing the letter in the first place! You should be specific about what you’re apologizing for. Whether you drank a coworker’s soda or said something rude to your girlfriend, it’s a good idea to say exactly what you did wrong, so you’re loved one knows you understand.

In addition, each sorry letter sample ends with a description of how the writer intends to make amends for their mistake. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture—just do whatever you can to ensure you won’t make the same mistake again. But don’t promise anything you won’t be able to deliver, or else you’ll seem insincere. For example, the first sorry letter sample promises that the Jack will try to get to know his girlfriend’s friends. This is a reasonable promise that he will be able to follow through on.

Now that you have a sorry letter sample to refer to, you should have no problem apologizing to loved ones you have wronged. So don’t delay—just pick up a pen and start writing. You’ll feel better once you’ve written it, and your loved one will feel better once they’ve read it!

Find out more about Sorry Letters and read about Sorry Letters to Friends.

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