An Apology Letter to Eric

by Sue C.
(London, Canada )

Dear Eric—The Man with an Amazing Voice,

I am so very truly and deeply sorry for all the pain I caused you in the past. It was not your fault. It was all mine and I would like to own that now.

You have waited so very long for validation and I would like to give that to you now. I don't expect to be forgiven. I don't deserve it and it's not why I am writing this—I am hoping this will give you peace.

I know that I have hurt you deeply. My behaviour and actions were completely unacceptable. I am disgusted with myself.

I bullied you and I took my anger out on you—an innocent person. I was wrong and there is no excuse for what I did. I can only say I was in an excruciating amount of pain—I was wrong and there is no excuse for what I did.

I pushed my pain on to you and you didn't deserve that and I am truly sorry—I was wrong, beyond wrong—I should have dealt with my pain in a healthy manner. I am so sorry,

I see now how badly off I was and how I projected my pain and anguish on to you. It was never your fault. I hurt you and also took you away from precious time spent with your family. I was selfish and I am sorry for causing so much hurt to both you and your family.

I have learned from this that I have an internet addiction. I use it as an escape from life and I'm trying very hard to break this bad habit. I have signed up for a DBT (Behavioral Therapy Program) at the hospital and hopefully it will help me get my life back.

I need to start working again, hopefully DBT will be the answer. I am also on a more suitable medication and it seems to be working more effectively. I am also in therapy.

What happened will never happen again. I promise you that. I have put all these things in place so they should hopefully secure that.

I am so deeply sorry. I hope this gives you the peace you so rightly deserve.

Comments for An Apology Letter to Eric

Click here to add your own comments

Good for you!
by: Jenny

You took the most important step by admitting to yourself that you were in the wrong AND seeking help so that you may live a happier life.

You may not be asking him for forgiveness but make sure that you forgive yourself. You're certainly on the road to making amends.

Nice letter. Best wishes to you.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Friends and Family.