Apology Letters for Family

Dear {Recipient},

This letter may come as a surprise to you, given the fact that this is the first time I'm reaching out to you in {number of} years. I don't know how you'll react to my letter, but whether it's positive or negative, I hope that you'll read it until the end.

Would I go back in time and change things if I could? I honestly don't know the answer to that. While I truly regret not having been in your life, I can't help but be proud of the amazing person you've become. Yes, you deserved a better childhood and I should have been there for you, but I want you to know that I'm so very proud of who you are today.

Please don't think that I'm not condoning my actions. I know that what I did was inexcusable. Still, I hope that we can stay in touch. I'll understand if you'd rather have nothing to do with me, but I would be ecstatic if we can find a way to be in each other's lives from now on.

Sincerely,
{Your Name}

Dear {Recipient},

I apologize for flaking out on our lunch date {yesterday/the other day}. I was really looking forward to spending some time with you and chatting about {topic}, so I was just as upset as you were when I had to cancel unexpectedly due to {reason}. I hope you understand.

Of course, I'd still love to have lunch with you, so please let me know your availability this week or next. I'm looking forward to hanging out with you really soon!

Warm regards,

{Your Name}

Dear {Recipient},

Please accept my apologies for not attending your party {last night/yesterday/etc.}. I wanted nothing more than to celebrate {occasion} with you; sadly, {reason} hence I couldn't make it.

I would have {called/texted}, but I knew you were busy with {host/hostess} duties and I didn't want to bother you. I'm sure all your guests had a wonderful time. I'm a little jealous, actually.

Anyway, {I wish you a happy birthday/congratulations on your well-deserved success/etc.}! Let's meet up soon, shall we?

Warmly,
{Your Name}

Dear {Recipient},

Hey, it's me, your favorite sibling. Seriously though, I'm writing to say I feel really awful for being mean to you at {event/location} last {day of the week}.

I didn't mean to raise my voice at you and make you feel bad. Trust me, I would never want to hurt your feelings.You'll always be my {older/younger/baby} {brother/sister} and I'll always love you and want the best for you, even if we argue sometimes.

Want to go catch {movie title} with me on {date}? Tickets are on me!

Love,

{Your Name}

Dear {Recipient},

Where do I begin? I messed up real bad¬ó{number of} years with the most amazing {man/woman} I've met, and I threw it away like it was nothing. How stupid can I be?

You've been nothing but kind, caring, generous, supportive¬óeverything that I could ask for in a partner and more. You didn't deserve any of this. What I did was wrong and unacceptable, which is why I've already ended things with the other person. Whether you take me back or not, it really is over between {him/her} and II'm very sorry for putting you through all this.

You might not believe me, but I still love you and I hope that you'll give me another chance. What's done cannot be undone, but I promise to make it up to you and I'll prove that I'm worth staying with. I'm really, really sorry.

With love and regret,

{Your Name}

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