Apology letters to friends and best friends are more often than not fraught with emotion and caring.
We often take those closest to us for granted and never really understand how important they are until we risk losing them.
When we're at odds with friends and our relationships aren't what they once were, we get constant reminders throughout the day--because it's the little things that remind us how important they are, how much we miss them in our daily lives, and how much we care about the relationship.
I've been trying to write this since last night, but I couldn't get the right words.
Because of things going on in my family, I've found myself dumping my problems on people, especially you. I only do this because you are so, so nice, and tend to understand where I am coming from. When I saw your email about walking to camp alone, I was about to write this letter, and panicked, scared you wouldn't accept my apology.
Even if you don't accept it, I want you to know that It wasn't fair for me to spill all my feelings onto you. I shouldn't have been angry that you were defending Grace, I would do the same thing for one of my friends.
Letting this small argument turn into a full blown fight wasn't a good move for me, and I want to suggest taking a little break, not trying to avoid each other, but not putting ourselves into a situation that could start another fight.
Wow. Expressing the right emotions is so much harder when you aren't face to face.
I got hurt in this fight, and it was completely my fault. You don't need to forgive me, or even ever talk to me again, I just want you to know I'm sorry.
Missing you, Arrietta
We have been through ups and downs and in bad situations but this time I have messed up badly. I'm sorry for those horrible things I said about you that day. I just want you to know I'm truly sorry for how much I have hurt you.
I can't handle having my best friend angry at me for my foolish actions. Everyday I wake up and go on my phone to message you but then I realize I can't...
Please Shian accept this apology because your friendship means so much to me and I need you. I don't just want you back. I need you back. When I have gossip to tell or exciting news it's never escaped my mind because you're never near.
So please be my friend. My best friend. Because that's all I care about, being your friend again and supporting you! Please Shian accept me back in your life...
Love Jenna H. (Invercargill, NZ)
New Beginnings... To my best friend,
I am sorry for having trust issues with you regarding intimacy and for causing you so much pain.
I caused huge damage to you and to our friendship, I hurt you, the one who's always been there for me, helping me and encouraging me. You are special to me. I take full responsibility for hurting you and putting our friendship at risk. I apologize and I know I said this before, but I promise it won't happen ever again, I'm determined this time.
I am so sorry and I hope that you will be able to forgive me.
Dear Annesta F. by Anonymous (United Kingdom)
I'm so sorry that I didn't ever pay you back that £150. You leant it to me in kindness and good faith and when I couldn't afford to pay it you back immediately I was so ashamed.
I have wanted to send you the money every day since I got a job, but I have no idea where you are. I don't have your telephone number, address or access to your Facebook. I can't even find your email address or old BlogSpot! I have no contact with anyone that is still in touch with you. I'm at a loss.
I want to tell you that I'm sorry for wasting our friendship over money, but since I cannot, I will say it here and just... get it off my chest.
I know you won't forgive me but, I hope you're happy and I will say 100 times that I am eternally, eternally sorry.
I've turned my life around. I'm all grown up and I hope one day I will find you to return everything I owe.
I have no idea where in the world you live now, but I hope it is somewhere exotic and wonderful with that classy mad-ave job you always dreamed of!
Dear Kerry T.
I am sorry for everything I did. You were my best friend and I really messed up. I should never have lied about not wanting to go on holiday with you. I felt that the time I came to stay with you whilst we were planning the break, your boyfriend didn't really like me and you were sick of me.
I was nervous about spending 10 days alone with you, but I had no reason to be because you were simply the best.
I told you that we had our money back... we actually didn't. I refunded you the entire thing out of my own money because I was afraid of making things worse...but then when I could hardly afford to get the money back to you, it all went so badly anyway.
I wish I'd been able to tell you these things, but I was a coward and now I've lost you forever.
The last 10 months have been so sad without you. You have said you can't forgive me or trust me again and so, I'm reserving this apology from you because I know it will never make a difference. I want to get it all off my chest... but most of all, I just want you to be happy because you're great and you deserve it.
I'm more sorry than you'll ever realise. More sorry with every day that passes.