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Apology Etiquette: The Art of Apology Letter Writing

by emily on September 2, 2021

Apology Etiquette, The Art of Apology Letter Writing
Art of Apology Letter Writing Etiquette

As long as you are living in a society you are bound to hurt and be hurt by others. It is a universal phenomenon. But you may always get out of it by apologizing. Apologize in person. And if it does not work, go down the other route of sending apology letters as follow-up. Admitting your mistakes with words directly from the heart can never go unnoticed. Such letters are a way of showing how you regret over your mistakes and your effort to amend them. Learning how to write an apology letter hence comes a good way.

Apology letters are usually personal and does not require following standard rules of writing. As long as it is true and from the heart, you are ready to go. However, if you do use a format, your thoughts will get organized better. Today, we are up to help you out on the standard etiquette to the art of writing apology letters.

  • Start by stating the reason of apologizing. In the opening paragraph state what happened, where did you go wrong and how you had offended the recipient. You letter should have a feeling of deep remorse and guilt in it.
  • You letter should not be only about reminding about your mistakes but should be able to burst out that you too acknowledge those mistakes. Do not give excuses rather explain what caused you to get out of control.
  • In the second paragraph, propose how you plan on making up to your mistakes. Propose them a way of doing so with every minute detail. This will show that you are actually sorry and are trying your best to set right those faults.
  • Do not wait for too long to apologize after committing the mistake. Fresh wounds heal faster. Therefore, if you really care about the person you have hurt and want to savior your relationship, do it fast. Pick a gear before it is too long.
  • Your apology will get accepted only if the recipient feels it is genuine. You have hurt the person; he/she deserves a good apology. If it is not whole hearted, you need not apologize at all. Say only if you mean it.
  • Take responsibility upon admitting your mistakes. Keep the tone of the letter casual as if you are talking to in person. The conversation should be sincere and from the heart.
  • Send the letter as soon as possible. This can often repair damage and even save relationships before the damage becomes too great.
  • The perfect apology etiquette is to rebuilding the lost trust is to promising sincerely and making sure not to repeat it again.

A tip:

Hand written apology letters are still in. They have a very personal feel attached and help in getting your apology accepted faster.

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Sample I Am Sorry Apology Sorry Letters

by emily on February 8, 2012

Kritika Jain

73, Pal Road
17th February, 2007.
Dear Kritika,
Firstly, wish you a very happy birthday dear. I understand that your very upset with me, and I am really very sorry for forgetting your special day, your birthday.

I know apologizing can never compensate for it. But, I wish you can consider and understand the pressure I am going through on my work front.


I am really sorry sweetheart. I assure you, it would never happen again. Please accept my heart-felt apologies.

With best wishes,

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Sample Father Apology Sorry Letters

by emily on December 24, 2011

Chandlier Phelps,

4563 323 Brook Avenue


5th May 2009

Dear Daddy,

I understand your worry for Joe and I am genuinely very sorry for letting him drink and drive till home. Actually, Joseph had arranged a birthday party yesterday for our sister Grace at the Hotel Sunset. I continuously kept an eye on him, and noticed that he had taken lot of alcohol, but he was calm and composed. I wanted to drive him back home, but then I thought it worry Grace and her mood would get off, so I went over him to ask if he is okay, and if he needs anything. That time he mentioned that he is distressed due to his work and he asked me to give him my jacket as he wanted to sleep. And I gave him my jacket, without realizing that keys of the car are there in the pocket

After sometime I went to check him, but I couldn’t find him anywhere, then I called several times on his cell phone, and after sometime he picked up and informed me that he went home as he didn’t wish to bother me any more. I know, I should have kept an eye on him and should have drove him home. Sorry for my irresponsible behaviour. I hope you would forgive me.

Your loving son,

Philips Phelps.

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Sample Wife Apology Sorry Letters

by emily on December 24, 2011

Victoria Browns,

Kingston Road


West Dakota, IL

Dearest Victoria,

I am writing this letter to express my apology for letting you go through the birth of our baby daughter without me beside you. I never meant to be away at the time of baby’s coming. My boss came to the office yesterday morning and astonished everyone when he declared that there was low morale among employees in the company and he instructed everyone to shut down their machines and be downstairs in five minutes flat. No one said anything as we all exchanged strange looks while we crowded into the elevators and when we got to the parking base downstairs, we found a tour bus standing to take us to the Beachside Country club where we it was announced that we were scheduled for a team building exercise.

We were requested to switch off and leave our cell phones devices at the reception then we were gathered into the yard where we had a session leader waiting for us.  He split us into groups made us do all sorts of different challenging exercises all day. By the time I got your messages you had already given birth to our baby. I love you and would never have missed it for the world as the baby came early.


Yours faithfully,


Andrews Brown.

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Sample Uncle Apology Sorry Letters

by emily on December 24, 2011

May 27, 2008

Mr. James Conary

3994 Hollywood

Rodeo Drive, Ca 9944

Dear Uncle James,

I would like to say sorry for the unpleasant incident that happened yesterday. I had got back from school and Cousin Mariah told me that the letters sent to you had some family secrets. Due to inquisitiveness I opened and read it then threw it in the trash can. I understand that I dishonored your privacy and did not respect you. Uncle James, I am really very regretful for reading them and I would understand if you plan on punishing me. I promise you that I will not go through anything of yours without consent. You may not have faith in me for what I did, but I will work to recuperate your faith again. I plan to talk to Aunt about it today if possible and apologize to her also. Have a nice day and thank you for reading this letter.



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Sample Sister Apology Sorry Letters

by emily on December 24, 2011

Denisse Aniston,

3455 Westeria Lane


12th May 2009

Dear Martha,

I am remorseful for failing to take your kids back to house long after their bedtime last evening.  The premier of the cartoon flick that I had promised to take them and our kids was starting early. We had sufficient time to eat at the city mall as my wife had already bought the movie tickets. So we took our time at the mall where my baby boy Joseph strolled into the mall alone and gave us quite a scare when Stella my wife observed that he was not with the other kids.

We asked the others to stay put and spent the next three hours searching through each and every corner of the mall. With the help of some security guards in our frantic search for him, luckily we found him in the beds section warped up in a cute little children’s bed asleep. We were so happy that we bought the bed, gave directions on where to deliver it and then picked the other kids and headed back home as movie was way over by then.

Please forgive me for all the inconvenience caused to you because of us.

Your loving brother,


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Sample Mom Apology Sorry Letters

by emily on December 24, 2011

I am apologetic for not being able to send you the latest test reports of my health state. The doctor in charge here says that it is still difficult to rule out the fact that the cancer may have spread further. The X-ray charts demonstrate that there are tiny streaks of what could be contaminated areas and felt that it was literally nothing to write home about. I have been through my third operation and though they keep telling me that they are hopeful, I can tell from the frequent inquiries on my condition by different surgeons has them perplexed by the turn of events.

From things going around I can tell, somewhat simple procedures that they had explained to us before they flew me from my home country to these parts of world may have been unsuccessful. I have lost most of my body hair and though my bald head feels pretty much of a attraction to me, they will not let me anywhere near a mirror and have left me with a television set next to my bed for my entertainment. I am doing fine and waiting to come home soon.

Your loving son


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Sample Love Apology Sorry Letters

by emily on December 24, 2011

15th May 2009.

Dear Martha,

I am deeply repentant for screaming at you the way I did last weekend. I never meant to do that intentionally but when I saw what you had done to my brother’s Lamborghini car I got enraged and said things that I wish I had not. I deduce his earlier warning that if I ever put a small scratch on his car any time, he would never speak to me again and would make me pay for the damage, slight or otherwise.

What infuriated me more is the fact that he would always caution me to never let any of my friends drive it and the only time I let you behind the wheel you not only damaged its front but smashed into the back of another motor vehicle! I knew the insurance company would pay for the dent and I was way out of proportion for the way I yelled at you. I am very sorry for the unsympathetic words I used and I wish I could change whatever happened. You mean a lot to me and I love you and request you to pardon me.

Yours truly,


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Sample Husband Apology Sorry Letters

by emily on December 24, 2011

Martin Daniels

587 Bentley,


14th May 2009.

Dear Martin,

I would like to inform you with deep sorrow and regret about the sudden death of your beloved Labrador Bruzo. He died this morning after being run over by a speedy car in the neighborhood. He was barking a lot this morning and wanted to be let out onto the front yard where he loves to play. So like daily I let him out early so I could lock him up when the neighbors showed for our monthly barbecue at our yard.

When I was busy setting the grill up for the event, Mr. and Mrs. Kay arrived early and they let themselves in through the gate and while Mr. Kay opened the gate for his wife to drive into our compound, Bruzo jumped past him and ran onto the street and a speedy car run over him. By the time we managed to get to him he was lifeless. I’m still in shock and would like to request you kindly forgive me for letting this happen under my watch. I am really regretful and sad about this incident, please forgive me.


Your loving wife,



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Sample Girl Friend Sorry Letter

by emily on December 24, 2011

Sarah Gibbs





12th May 2006

Dearest Sarah,

I know sweetheart I have hurt you a lot last Wednesday, and I am really sorry from the bottom of my heart for the harsh words I shrieked on you. I had no intentions to hurt you, but I know that my actions and remarks have hurt you remarkably. I can never think of hurting you or making you upset, and I feel so repentant for my behavior. I really want you to know that this is not real me, I don’t know how did all this happen, but I am not a person who looses his control so easily.

I myself feel so regretful for hurting you badly. I can understand your behavior and ignorance, but please dear give me one more chance and please forgive me for my mistake. I reassure you that you won’t see this side of my character again. I truly love you and wish to have a happy and forever relationship with you. Please forgive me and give me one last chance to meet you.

Yours Truly



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