- In one paragraph, acknowledge how you hurt them, apologize and assure them that it will not happen again.
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Dear [Recipients Name],
I am so sorry my friend for not being there for you when you needed me the most. I got too caught up in my work that I paid no attention to you. My behavior was contrary to the kind of friend I had promised to be to you, and this still does not validate the way I acted. I want you to know that I am sincerely sorry from the bottom of my heart, and I promise that I will always be there for you when you need me. This time, I swear that I will live up to my promise. Please forgive me.
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Sorry letter to your friend.
Further things to consider when writing sorry letters to friends
I'm sorry letters are letters you write to regretfully acknowledge a mistake, offensive behavior, or failure. Such letters are also written to comfort others at a time of disappointment or grief. I'm sorry letters should be sincere to make sure that the message is effective and that it doesn't cause more hurt. Although sometimes saying I'm sorry in person may convey more sincerity, there are other times when a written 'I'm sorry' might be the preferred method or otherwise your only option. It could be a personal or business I'm sorry letter, but either way you need to acknowledge the recipient's hurt feelings.
Excellent I'm sorry letters are brief and usually carry the intended message clearly. Start by mentioning what your letter is about. State exactly and descriptively, what you are sorry for, without adding unnecessary details. Acknowledge that you know how much the recipient is hurting. Express your gratitude and mention other achievements the recipient has had in the past to show that you really appreciate him/her and you are sorry for what he/she is going through. Offer suggestions that will make the situation better. Say sorry again at the end of the letter and close positively.
Letters to Friends
Letters to friends are letters you write to people with whom you have a bond of mutual affection. These letters are like conversations and can be just about anything. They could be thank-you letters to thank your friends, congratulation letters to congratulate them, apology letters to say sorry, condolence letters to comfort the bereaved, etc. You could also write to your friends to share general information such as school and family news, what has been happening in your town, or just tell funny stories. Letters are special and show the other person that you are thinking about him/her. The recipient can keep the letters for years and read them over and over again.
Letters to friends are personal and are usually addressed to specific individuals. Since the recipient is a person with whom you have a close relationship, the salutation is more personal and less formal. Greet the recipient warmly and proceed to stating the reason for your letter. Share some information about yourself. Maintain a polite and friendly tone. End your letter on a note of anticipation to seeing the recipient soon or reading from him/her. You can also add a postscript for something you forgot to say.