How to write an apology
You have made mistakes and you want to be forgiven by your significant other. The goal is to ask forgiveness to your loved one, including children and teenagers, to get a second chance. It is not easy to find the right words to ask for it, and sometimes it is difficult to express your feelings when you are filled with regret. Here are some tips on how to write an apology.
1) Use pen and paper
Email has evolved over time and has become a perfectly acceptable form of communication. So sending an apology letter via email is a good idea… sometimes. An older person will rightly respond differently to your apology if it is handwritten on a card rather than receiving it via email. Even a younger person will respond differently to something they can hold in their hand versus what they can read on a screen. So be mindful of who the recipient is and take that into account. If you want to maintain your romantic relationship, don’t send your apology by email just because it’s easier.
2) Be sincere
A sincere apology letter is one that states right away what you did wrong. It doesn’t beat around the bush or say something awkward like, “Baby, I’m sorry you felt hurt.” A sincere apology quickly highlights your fault and then expresses remorse for the misstep. Beyond that, sincere vows that ask for forgiveness do not require begging the other person.
3) Don’t be afraid to mention what you did
Once you have explained that you are going to apologize, give the reason and why you made the mistake. Be specific. By accurately describing the situation, the person you are apologizing to will know that you really understand what you did.
4) Propose a solution
Saying you are sorry is not enough. You have to find a way out that will solve the problem for your apology to be valid. This is even better than saying it won’t happen again. If you propose a change and explain how you are going to make it, you show your commitment to improving the situation.
We all make mistakes. What you must do now, once you have written an apology, is to look inside yourself and make a real transformation. We know it’s hard, but it’s worth it. Good luck to you.