The Apology Message Board
The Apology Board is a listing of sorry messages sent in by our readers. Some are profound and truly heartfelt while others are simply expressions of regret.
By posting a sorry message to a place where others have shared their remorse, reminds us all that we're human and we all make mistakes. Posting an apology for the world to see won't undo the wrong but it can make us feel better by sharing our thoughts and feelings with others who find themselves in similar situations.
Need to say sorry for something you've done? Then... Post your own sorry message to the apology board!
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Posted by Ozzy
I don't often make apologies or ask someone for forgiveness. It is my belief that I am terrible at both. This is because I would really like to believe I rarely make mistakes, always have everyone's best interests at heart, never take the people I care about for granted, and am generally just an all-around nice person.
This is a wonderful myth and I really wish it were always true. Though I strive to be better, I can be a hot mess sometimes just like everybody else.
True friends and trusted colleagues are hard things to find, and my life would be so much poorer if you weren't both. For my behavior today, I offer my heartfelt apology and ask for your forgiveness.
Posted by Anonymous
To the woman and her husband that I'm sure I mortified: I'm so very sorry I asked when you were due date was.
We were having a great conversation about babies and kids, you both were playing with my 2 year old daughter so sweetly, I made an assumption and I apologize. I know that had to have hurt. You are thinner then I will ever be and I meant nothing more of it than I felt happy for you and I cannot believe I even asked.
I was wrong and there is no excuse for it.
You were super gracious and I didn't deserve that graciousness. I never had before and promise I never will again ask such a personal question of anyone. I'm so very sorry.
Posted by 'A Person'
Hannah I am so sorry. If you knew why I shut you out, you would understand.
I want to go back to summer as well - we were such good friends, and I can't believe that I let a stupid photo come between our friendship, but we can't be friends anymore. I already feel bad liking my own sex, but liking you was too much, and I wish I could tell you this, but living with these feelings, I can't to it.
I completely feel for you and I can't let that happen again. I'm so stupid and I'm sorry that I did it. But I just can't handle us being that close anymore without telling you how I feel. And I know you wouldn't take that well - that girl would bully you and you don't even feel the same. I miss you
Posted by Maureen
Pogro, I may not be able to say this to you. I wont get a chance to say this to you because I know that you're furious and frantic at me. I don't know why you're frantic when we both know exactly that you have someone who already made changes to your life.
I told you before that this won't matter. It just torments me with all this drama and confusion when you know you can be straightforward in telling me the truth. I was lost in so many ways.
Trying to find answers to my questions with you, starting to feel cold and out of reach. It's getting difficult for me to reach you and every daily moment of my life is a struggle to understand what's wrong because you're so far from me.
What's done is done. I want to say sorry if I ever did hurt you in choosing to find a scapegoat for my vices. I'm sorry about all the things that made you feel you had to let me leave your house with the walk of shame. With all these woes I often ask myself if being cast by your stone first is worth it, to see me drowning and falling, on the verge of losing hope.
I'm sorry I am who I am and I wish you had loved me more, not only when we have nothing left but also while all these good things are happening to you. I just can't control whatever it is.
I'm sorry that I am not what you have dreamed to be with for the rest of your life because my past is as dark as my soul. I wish you a good life with our daughter and whenever you come across talking about me remember that though I have demons inside I was there before, on the edge making ends meet for you and our family. I'm sorry and Goodbye.
Posted by Henderson NV
To Michelle H.
How can I say I'm sorry when I know words are not enough. And how can I ask you to forgive me when I can't forgive myself. Best of luck, You are an amazing person.
Posted by Toni Marie
I'm sorry for not being gentle. My world should have been my daughter. I will always be gentle now... The fight is over..... She is my world.. I live for her x
Posted by Nu
Jess, Where do I begin?
I guess with I am so sorry for what I did I truly am. I went about things the wrong way trying to find out the truth. I don't know what came over me for me to do those things. I can never forgive myself for it, but I hope one day you can forgive me.
Seeing you today at the shops tonight just brought all the feelings of hurt and betrayal that I thought I had gotten over with. I just wished you'd been honest with me instead of toying with my emotions for months. I guess it is better off seeing you now instead of at the court case. That way I can get rid of this anger that I didn't know I still had.
You didn't have to lie to get your way though. I could never hurt a fly. I am writing this here because you don't want anything to do with me and I don't want you to have my new number. Forgive me so I can forgive myself please. I am sorry...
Posted by Michael
I would like to apologise for or if I have offended anyone. I haven't been myself for sometime now and I'm going to start working on my ways.
I have to try to find my old ways again. I have lost hope and if god is willing I'll get it back. My broken spirit has had me doubtful but maybe with faith and prayer I will find it. God bless you all.
Posted by Sarah
Oh Rachel I've been so dumb. You're my best ever friend ever and I never wanted to hurt you. I hate all this arguing. Please take my apology and put it in your heart.
Posted by Chavis "King" Cox
Marche, I apologize for everything that has happened wrong with us and seemed to not feel right. Some things will take time to change, because they are beyond our control. I vowed to be your rock sword and shield, but you gotta know it's hard being that! I love you so much and I hate being on negative space with you, unless one of us is positive we're making balance. Forgive boo, I love you to the ocean and beyond the Moon, U-N-I Verse all forever.
Posted by 'Me'
CJK,I am truly sorry for letting you and everyone else down. You have been such a good friend, and I wanted to be there for you. When everything finally made sense, I was hit by a wall of grief, and I blamed everyone—except myself.
My family and friends have been a Godsend, and I took them for granted. I know what was done, and I forgive it. I even understand it. Someday, I hope to forgive myself for my own mistakes. My family needs me now, even if I can't be there in person.
Please have a lovely Christmas and a safe New Year's.
Posted by Moumita
My sincere apologies to the stranger/photographer. I am very sorry sir that today on Ramkrishna Ghat, Howrah at 5:00 pm one of your shoots was damaged due to my foolishness. I am extremely sorry that you asked me to leave and instead of that I approached your setup and spoiled the moment you wanted to shoot. And in my ultimate foolish behavior I didn't say sorry to you. Please forgive me.
May god bless you with a successful photography career ahead.
Posted by Morgan
I am so so so sorry. I love you so much. I'm sorry for being really horrible to you, I'm sorry for never doing anything for you. I'm sorry for taking everything out on you all the time.
I can see how it's affecting you and I feel so bad, I am literally ruining you. I really don't want to leave you but I think it's the only way you'll be happy. I have become so abusive. I need to sort myself out because I hate what I have become and I don't want you to start hating me for it.
I love you. You don't have to forgive me.
Posted by YLG
Breend, Sorry for the way things turned out between us. I never wanted them to end up that way. I was lost and it seemed everything between us was focused on your wants and needs. I had to leave to find myself before I was lost forever. I know the timing was bad, I know I promised to be with you forever, I know I broke that promise. I know K will struggle with this forever. Please forgive me.
Posted by Rahul
I am very very sorry for disappointing you and letting you down. Please give me another chance to make up for it. You said you deserve better than me and I agree, you do. Please let me be that someone better for you, let me be my past self and even better whom you fell in love with. I will not let you down ever again. Please accept my apology.
Posted by 'Your SM'
To my beautiful Steff, All I ever really wanted to do is love your from here to eternity. I always wanted to know that I would and wanted be there for you as a rock, confidante, and best friend Once we locked in a loving embrace, I never wanted to leave your arms. I never meant for things to turn out the way that they did We believed the evil ones lies which ultimately caused our demise.
Posted by Anonymous
If you ever come back....I'm sorry it had to end like it did, I had a lot of pent up pain from the past and present that I kept inside for way too long, and when it came time for us to go our separate ways I just let it all out.
I never should have kept calling you I should have just let it go and maybe you would have came back. It turned into a contest of who could hurt who the most. I'm sorry and I regret everything. I would do a lot to just be able to talk to you and be in your life at some level. You made me genuinely happy and now that your gone its been nothing but pain. I've always loved you and wish you the best.
Posted by Anonymous
I'm sorry. I have no idea what I did to make this happen, I should have just shut up when I needed to speak my mind. I should have told you that you were my whole world. You meant everything to me. What I wouldn't give to go back to the day we met. Literally the greatest day of my life. I wish you could give me the time to tell you all of this. Not having you has destroyed me. And I'm left here to pick up the pieces. Whatever I did I'm sorry sweetheart. I love you and hopefully I will see you again. If not I understand.
Posted by Toni
Sorry for being an insecure stupid jealous and selfish b*tch. I promise to now be beautiful inside xox
Posted by Steve
I want to personally and formally apologize to my counselor for a miscommunication right after church on Sunday. It was my fault and I am truly sorry for it.
Posted by Zeans
I'm sorry Sarah. I truly am. I'm sorry I told people to hate you and be mean to you, I hope you can forgive me.
Posted by Melissa C. (Pittsburg, KS)
To my Daughter,
I wanna take the time to say I'm sorry that I've hurt you. I never meant for any of this to happen.
I miss you so much. I know you are mad at me probably even hate me by now. I'm sorry I wasn't the mother I should have been. I'm sorry I can't take back what I've done only wish I could but I can't and for that I'm sorry. Please know I love you and miss you everyday and I'm sorry I was not the perfect mom.
Posted by Leyla
I'm so sorry. I shouldn't have escalated that issue and you know that it wasn't even an issue to begin with. I'm scared of being disrespected that the slightest thing makes me jump with anger and defensiveness. I don't mean it. I wish we could be better. I wish you could see my side instead of yours however my pride will not stop this apology.
Posted by David W.
Dawnie... I'm so sorry for lying to you. The last person I would want to hurt is you. I was totally wrong and I will spend as long as it takes to make it up to you!
I love you Dawnie
Posted by Zab
To my beautiful wife, I am so sorry for the biggest hurt I've caused you. I love you and no one else and would not do anything else to hurt you. I know I have said this in the past about changing but I panicked and lied to your face, knowing you knew.
I am an idiot for doing this. I don't want to leave you and want to spend the rest of my life with you. I would never cheat on you and I know the trust has been shattered but I would like to build that trust up because I can not see myself with anyone else but you, and don't want to be with anyone else but you.
Posted by Carlos S.
João... Venom por este meio, apresentar o meu sincero pedido de desculpa por me ter precipitado e achado que serias tu a tartaruga que falta para jogarmos o próximo turno!
Posted by 'T'
I'm sorry I couldn't love you. Sorry.
Posted by Dillon
I'm sorry Ryan. I didn't realize I missed the queue and now our stepone league is ruined. I cannot imagine how bad I hurt you and I want you to know I love you. I am a failure. Queues are hard. -love diller
Posted by Alice
To the lady cyclist I overtook on my own bicycle a bit too close this morning, I'm really sorry. Sorry that I made you feel like you needed to suddenly brake, and for the sarcastic way in which I responded when you called me up on it. I've had a really crappy week and was late for work. I actually really care about other cyclists and feel really bad. I hope you can forgive me.
Posted by Yasmin
I'm sorry I reacted poorly when you asked me to do something your way. I'm even more sorry for calling your behavior bullying in front of the team. I caused you pain and suffering and I regret that. I was wounded but that is not an excuse for my behavior. I'm very sorry for my actions. I hope you can forgive me.
Posted by Y K Kahn
I am so sorry for my behavior when we worked together. I had such a crush on you, you were the first man to show me kindness and approve of me. My father really didn't so it was a confusing time and I tried to hide my feelings with jokes and pranks that went too far. I treated you badly and disrespectfully when all you ever gave me was a job, skills, support, and friendship. After all these years, I beat myself up over it. I hope you can forgive me.
Posted by Yasmin
Dear Yasmin...I'm sorry I've treated you so badly over the last 40 years. I've emotionally beat you up daily, punished you with food and exercise, and tormented you with abusive language and critical thoughts. I've hated this body and this face, and made you feel unworthy and unloved. I'm working through these feelings and thoughts now, and I hope you can forgive me so we can stop fighting and find peace. you are worthy and you are loved for who you are inside.
Posted by 'Pretending I'm someone I'm not"
I apologize for all the times I acted like I was better than everyone. I apologize for all the times I made up crazy stories just to see people's reaction.
I am sorry for getting so drunk that I didn't remember what happened. I am sorry for the things I may have done or said that hurt others. Even though I don't remember it, I have to take responsibility for it.
All the times I lashed out at those who didn't deserve it. I was angry with myself and heartbroken. I tried to forget about it and numb the pain with drugs and alcohol. Just to end up hanging out with the wrong kinds of people. I apologize to myself for not listening to my gut instincts, seeing the good in people who were never good. I believed lies I was told. I wasted years of my life going nowhere. I ran from a man I truly loved. I have grown up now. I have learned that the world doesn't revolve around me. I have reflected on my past mistakes and sins. PLEASE FORGIVE ME, I AM LEARNING TO FORGIVE MYSELF. GOD FORGIVE ME FOR WONDERING OFF YOUR PATH SO MANY TIMES. I see now that all I can do is give it my all to be who I really am. I am caring, loving, kind and honestly deep down inside, I am a goodie goodie. I don't like to get into trouble. I do my best not to.
I apologize to myself for not listening to my gut instincts, seeing the good in people who were never good. I believed lies I was told. I wasted years of my life going nowhere. I ran from a man I truly loved.
I have grown up now. I have learned that the world doesn't revolve around me. I have reflected on my past mistakes and sins.
PLEASE FORGIVE ME, I AM LEARNING TO FORGIVE MYSELF. GOD FORGIVE ME FOR WONDERING OFF YOUR PATH SO MANY TIMES.
I see now that all I can do is give it my all to be who I really am. I am caring, loving, kind and honestly deep down inside, I am a goodie goodie. I don't like to get into trouble. I do my best not to.
Posted by 'CG'
Dear Mum... I'm so sorry that I did not return home from work when you told me nanna was about to pass away. But to bring it up now would cause you pain. I should have been there for you in your moment of grief, I love you very much and wish I could have been emotionally available to you.
I recall life was difficult, the business was failing, nan was very ill, dad was having an affair, I was due to go away over seas. I'm also very sorry for the fact I had an affair and a breakdown. It happened at a time you could have been switching off and exploring other possibilities.
Thank you for being there for me, you have been a rock when I needed you. My commitment is to take the very best care of myself I can, to look to make job changes which will support my recovery so that I give myself the best chance of health and independence.
I remember the beautiful picture of you on the wall when you married dad. I wish you peace, joy and freedom from suffering. God bless you.
Posted by Chris
Dear Charlie, I am so sorry about what I did. I know it came out of the blue and shocked you. I wrote to you before, and I am so greatful for the way you have been gracious and forgave me. That is a very special quality you have and I have always admired your pragmatic way, your positive focus and your get up and go.
It's been amazing having you as a friend all these years, many of my best memories are when we were doing things together, the shooting, fishing, traveling, getting drunk, driving too fast.... The time we spent in nature, by water or in the woods, and I'm so lucky we met as kids. I try to express my appreciation without bringing that thing up. You've been through such a lot lately and I wish you every happiness. Thank you once again. Your old mate. Chris
Posted by Christian
Dear S, I'm sorry for the way I behaved. I don't even know if you know. On some level you probably do. I expect you must have carried some real discomfort around what happened, secrets can be difficult to keep, and I hope you have found the relief of being able to talk with someone so you have not carried it alone. I don't want to make excuses, I wonder if it might help you forgive me and be more free yourself if you knew that at the time I was living with the secret that I thought I had cancer. I don't think I was in my right mind, but never the less it only takes a second to make a remark or an action that can hurt. If ever you need to talk about this, to express your anger or share this with another, I understand and support your right to have any support you need. I hope you will forgive me, and I wish you freedom from suffering.
Posted by Chris
Dear Chris, I need to apologise that I did not take you to the doctors to check out the lump you were very anxious about. I can't recall exactly what was going on at the time, we know the difficulties that were going on in general, mum and dad being as they were.
This was all rather overwhelming wasn't it? I know you were not getting the parenting and guidance you needed. The emotional support was not there, despite much love and commitment. We were very lucky in many ways, even privileged. Never the less, the alcohol abuse, the denial, the punishments to mat, the fear, the family secrets, the religious - misuse.
I so regret that I did not attend to this problem for you, and for the pain and isolation that occurred as a result. You did not have the situation you needed to face it, and I was not yet equipped to be a loving parent, I was only a child myself.
You are a good person, not the best, not the worst, just perfectly imperfect and doing our best. To that child which is me, my commitment is to be a loving parent to you now, to guide you with protection, and care, with firmness based on compassion and the opportunity to be the best you can be. I forgive you, and I won't hold this against you any longer. What's done is done. The slate is clean. Thank you for doing the work of recovery that you are, grieving is absolutely fine. God bless you. Chris
Posted by DJ
Andrea, I still think about you all the time. I'm sorry I messed things up so bad between us. I know it's been a couple years, but I hope you've been doing well. I'm always wishing the best for you, and am sure you'll find your own brand of happiness if you haven't already found it. Sincerely, DJ
Posted by VS
I'm sorry for not meeting all of my commitments and deadlines.
Posted by Jason
Please forgive me someday. I'm sorry to have ruined our friendship. I behaved badly and my actions were those of a bad person. In the future I will keep my physical desires far away from our friendship. Hopefully we can talk again someday and I promise I will behave. If that's what it takes to keep you as a friend and keep me on the good path, it's way worth it.
Posted by Anonymous
You've always been the nicest person ever and I'm truly sorry to have treated you that way. I'm sorry for being unbelievably mean and I agree I was way out of line.
I can't imagine how much I hurt you but I really hope it doesn't break your soul or tarnish our relationship. Please don't blame yourself... I know you're thinking 'Hey, maybe I did something to hurt her feelings and that's why she's acting this way.' You've always been the kindest and sincerest and please accept my dearest apology. I truly regret my actions and will henceforth treat you better. I had to get it off my chest for the burden of hurting a pure kindred soul is too heavy.
Please forgive me.
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