Have you made a mistake in your past that has damaged your relationship with someone whom you truly care for? Are you ready to make amends and find closure for this past mistake? It’s not always easy coming up with the right words to apologize to someone. However; writing an apology letter can sometimes be the best way to say everything it is that you have been wanting to say.
Whether it’s a close friend, family member or even a past co-worker, it sometimes takes a sincere apology in order to amend a troubled relationship. If you feel as though you owe someone an “I’m sorry” for something you did in your past, life is too short to put it on hold. So the first thing you must do is take responsibility and acknowledge your mistakes.
Once you acknowledge what it is that caused your past mistake that caused trouble with this relationship, you should put it on paper and let the recipient know that you take responsibility for your actions. It’s always best to open an apology letter with acknowledgment of your actions. This will often catch the person’s attention, letting them know that you recognize your mistakes and are not making excuses for them.
It‘s also essential to apologize sincerely. Write down the words that you have been wanting to say for so long, but haven’t had the courage to do so. This is called being sincere. Some example of sincere apology statements include:
Example Apology Phrases:
I am deeply regretful for the bad decisions that I have made in my past.
I understand and acknowledge the mistakes that I have made and I am sincerely sorry for the pain that I have caused.
I apologize for the bad decisions which caused our relationship such heartache.
I sincerely apologize for all that I have done and only hope that I could have a second chance to make it right.
Apology letters are a great way of helping yourself to find closure for the past mistakes you have made. They not only help you find closure, but sometimes help your loved ones (the recipients) find closure, as well. Life is short, and it’s a shame to see people be stubborn and refuse to take responsibility for their past behavior. Everyone makes mistakes, however; in order to learn and grow from them, they must be able to admit fault and take responsibility.