Miscellaneous Apology Letters & Ideas

Sometimes we need to apologize to people who aren't loved ones, family members or even friends. Just because we don't share a close relationship doesn't mean that we shouldn't offer a heartfelt apology and letter.

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This is also a place for you to be an Apology Star! Our website visitors are always looking for great apology ideas to deal with their own personal crisis. Learning how others successfully resolved their mistakes is so helpful for mending fences in our lives.

One of the best and most unique ideas we've ever received was to add a special touch to your apology by naming a star after the person you've hurt.

Of course, a gesture such as naming a star may not be appropriate for all mistakes, but, for many situations, we believe a gesture such as this will go a long way towards satisfying key elements of a perfect apology—a thoughtful gesture takes time and effort, which shows the relationship is important to you and worthy of mending. This in turn is reflected in how the recipient perceives your apology.

Apology Letters Written By Others

Get inspired by these apology letters or post your own online apology.


I'm Sorry: To The Women I Harassed 
8 years or so ago, I don't remember exactly, I went to Disney World with my family. I was 15 and my family went on a vacation that would be our last until …

You're Too Good For The Likes of Me 
I try each day to be better than yesterday so I can show you the way. I want to be the best for you so you can be the best you too. Sometimes I think …

My Apology To All The People In My Life 
I am sorry for how hard I made it to like, love and know me. I felt (feel) everything so deeply. Everything was distorted. I distorted everything. I …

Apology To the stranger I Couldn't Save 
Dear Luke...That's what they tell me your name is. You were reported to me as a man collapsed on the second floor hallway of my hotel, maybe drunk and …

A Friend Lost 
In the early 1950s, a young girl who was 6 or maybe 8 moved into my neighborhood in Martinsville, Va. Her name was Judy Freiburg (sp). Judy had big …

Apologies and Weddings 
It would seem that big occasions often surround apologies. In the case of weddings, which for many women is seen as the most important day of their life, …

I'm Sorry Gift Ideas  
My wife and I have been arguing a lot lately. It's been a really stressful time for me and I've been losing my cool quickly and frequently. We've been …

Because I Hurt Him 
On our first New Years together, I messed up... I've been through a lot in my past. I was raped and abused multiple times. I thought I had gotten past …

To A Gifted Woman, I'm Sorry. 
I've owed you an apology. I'm sorry that I gave you any reason to fear for your safety. It was wholly unintentional. For days, I couldn't conceive of what …

An apology to everyone, and myself. 
If I could address everyone I owe an apology to I'd be writing too many letters. I'm sorry to anyone whose ever got the misprivelege of meeting me because …

Dear Me... 
I'm sorry. I'm sorry for not listening to my instincts.I'm sorry for allowing this to happen, for becoming a doormat, for forgiving everything in the name …

A Letter of Amends 
I am writing this letter of amends in hopes that it will give you strength and encouragement. It is what I had intended to give to you all along but I …

An Apology To Myself  
Sometimes it's important that we take the time to apologize to ourselves. Too many of us treat ourselves with less respect than we do others. Taking the …

To the lady at the estate sale this morning 
I'm very sorry I said "you suck" when you picked up the lamp I had my heart set on getting. I drove in a snowstorm to the sale three hours before it …

I'm sorry for hurting you 
I am so deeply sorry for how I ended our marriage. I lied and broke promises so many times I lost count. I'm sorry that we did not get the "happy-ever-after". …

Movie Theater Apology 
I'm so sorry I lost my cool at the movie theater. It was wrong of me. I don't know your name but my bf and I were on a date at the movies, you and …

Sorry in the Sand 
I wrote, "Forgive me," to my husband in the sand at a beach. Took a pic on my phone and texted it to him. That's after a multi-shot photo of hand written …

Never Wanted to Hurt You. 
Dear friends, old friends, ex-friends, I don't know what we are right now... I was all wrong. And you were all right. You're right. You tried to help …

An Apology To Myself 
For days and days now I have been wallowing in self pity. I have been miserable due to an extensive emergent back surgery that has basically made me an …

Personal Apologies  
Sometimes we think back on a situation and realize we may have completely misinterpreted events and were actually in the wrong when we thought the other …

Never Too Late To Apologize 
An Apology for Bullying This is to all the people I've hurt... Last night I put the bottle down,looked in the mirror and thought "What have I become?" …

To my old friend, my hubby, & my ex's that I never forgave.  
My old h.s. friend: I apologize for "hounding" you with my problems this week. Seeing you & talking to you again after 25yrs has been very weird... and …

How To Forgive Myself For Love Lost 
I thought i was being brave and strong when I left you. It took me literally years to realize that all this time I was blinded by fear and anger, not as …

Forgiving the Person who has hurt me BIG TIME 
I was in a long distance relationship for 2 years. One time He came home and stayed with me until a few days later, I caught him chatting with the woman …

The Word Assume Makes and As* out of You and Me 
A special someone was mad at me for assuming that he had gotten into a fight with my friend. He was extremely mad at me, and after a long phone argument …

Apology to a Friend's Ex 
I want to apologize to you for all the terrible names I called you and your son. I was wrong to take that road. I'm sure you're over it and you found yourself …

The way he won me back 
A person broke my heart about a month ago.. I felt like my world was ending. One day I went to work and there was a sticky note on the door saying, …

The Promise Ring 
To Cindy: 30 years or so ago, we were a couple. I even gave you a promise ring. I truly loved you and felt my life was complete. Then I got the chance …

So Many Regrets... 
I'm one of those people who would love to say I have no regrets, but that's the furthest thing from the truth. It seems like my whole life for the past …

Sorry For Our Child's Behavior 
Dear Sir, I am writing to tell you that I am very sorry for my child's attitude and behavior towards the students and the teachers of your institute. …

What about anonymous apologies? 
Years ago, while working as a bartender at Nina's, a local bar on Columbus Drive in Chicago, I once (innocently) gypped a customer out of $10. He gave …

I Need Help with An Apology 
Last night me and my boyfriend had an argument. I caused it, it was over something stupid however he totally blew it out of proportion. Things got out …

Love Songs and Apologies 
Okay, so I did some things that hurt the love of my life. We aren't together at the moment, but we both still make it known to each other that we still …

Defeat the Purpose of an Apology by Adding 'BUT' 
I have had someone apologize to me on more than one occasion and this person has consistently added 'but you hurt me' or 'but you made me mad' to the end …

Too Short A Sorry! 
It was during our retreat in our school and all the girls in our batch will go to tagaytay (cold place here in the Philippines) our school organizes these …

Loved The Way He Said "I am Sorry my Love" 
My guy and I had a fight last week, it was my fault completely.. Well it was all very quiet for 5 days... and on Thursday afternoon when I was leaving …

Rings of Remorse 
To some degree this isn't an apology more than it is self punishment. I plan on getting myself custom bracelets for my legs. The thing is I don't plan …

So Soon 
I met this guy out at a night club called Motions in Underground ATL. I was standing around talking to some other guys that I totally wasn't interested …

Thinking About an Apology. 
I started a shop a few years ago in a city and building that I wasn`t really familiar with. I basically would keep to myself and never want to be a bother …

Business Apology Help 
I ended up sending an email from my personal computer to one of our former bosses that is no longer with us, in the email it discussed some of the personnel …

Apology Star Love Poem 
This is one of the best sites ever. I have this girl I love really pissed off at me, for something I said and I really didn't know how to say sorry to …

The Bookmark Apology 
I got into a big fight with my boyfriend. College just started and I guess we were both a little stressed out. I went to a keg party and had too much …

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It's always amazing to see how others have apologized. By reading these apology letters we learn so much about life.

Heartfelt apologies from parents to teachers, anonymous apologies to strangers, general apologies to everyone we know, and even apologies to ourselves, show us that we all share, from time to time, similar emotions and feelings of regret & remorse.

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