Sorry Letters to Friends

Sorry Letters to FriendsSometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Unfortunately, when the demands placed on us by our careers and families start weighing us down, our friendships often pay the price. This can result in hurt feelings between even the best of friends.

If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you might be wondering about the best way to write sorry letters to friends you have taken for granted. With a little guidance, you should have no problem writing effective sorry letters to friends. Below is s a great example of a letter on which to model your own sorry letters to friends. Let’s take a look, and then discuss it in depth:

Dear Linda,

I once read a quote that said, “True friendship is like good health; its value is seldom understood until it is lost.” This is definitely true—I feel sick about the fact that you and I have drifted apart. I’m very sorry for taking our friendship for granted and for making you feel like I don’t care about you.

Things have been so busy at work and at home lately that I have neglected some very important things, including our friendship. In the past, you have always helped me put things into perspective when I’ve been stressed. You have the best sense of humor—no one but you has ever made me laugh so hard that soda came out of my nose!

Remember how we used to go to yoga class together once a week? Maybe we could start doing that again. I know I could use the exercise, and it would be a great opportunity for us to get together every week.

Your friend,

Use quotes and poems in sorry letters to friends
Many wonderful authors and poets have written on the subject of friendship. Do some online research to find a special quote or short poem about friendship, and include it in your sorry letters to friends. It doesn’t have to be longwinded—just a sentence or two summarizing how you feel about your friend will do the trick. Notice that the letter above starts off with a lovely quote about the importance of friendship.

If you’re feeling ambitious, you could even write your own poems in your sorry letters to friends! Even a short, lighthearted poem will show your friend that you’ve taken the time to do something special just for them.

Use humor in sorry letters to friends
It’s tough to stay mad at someone while you’re laughing! So why not add jokes or humorous references in your sorry letters to friends? At the end of the second paragraph in the letter above, the writer compliments her friend’s sense of humor through the use of a humorous anecdote. This is a great idea, because it reminds the reader of a fun time she and her friend shared.

But be careful—if you’ve seriously injured or betrayed your friend, it’s probably not a good idea to use humor in sorry letters to friends. If you’re too lighthearted about a major offense, it might seem as though you’re not taking the matter seriously. You should always make sure your sorry letters to friends are appropriate for the situation at hand.

Include a solution in sorry letters to friends
By suggesting a weekly yoga outing, the writer of the above letter shows that she is sincere about wanting to spend more time with her friend. No matter what you have done to hurt your friend, it’s always a good idea to make sure your sorry letters to friends include a description of the steps you will take to avoid hurting them in the future. A well-crafted sorry letter is great—but the most important thing is to follow through on your promises!

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