How to apologize to your best friend

How to apologize to your best friend
How to apologize to your best friend

It is sometimes difficult to ask for forgiveness, as no one likes to admit they made a mistake. Apologizing to people you care about, like your best friend, is even more difficult. Taking responsibility for your harmful actions shows courage on your part. It is therefore important that you face your fears and express sincere remorse for your bad behavior.


Part 1 of 3: prepare to apologize

Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 1

Step 1. Take responsibility for your actions

Before you offer a sincere apology, you must forgive your friend for the part they played in the struggle. Once you put aside your hurt feelings, you can stop justifying your negative actions.

Acknowledge that you made a mistake, admit your behavior was wrong, and take full responsibility for your words and actions

Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 2

Step 2. Come to your senses

Arguing with your best friend is stressful, as you are likely to experience multiple emotions at once, ranging from anger to remorse. Writing down your feelings on paper can help you deal with them better. Once done, read the notes you took. Highlight the positive reviews you should share and cross out those that are derogatory.

Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 3

Step 3. Write down how you want to apologize

Then practice presenting them. Finding the right words to ask for forgiveness is very difficult. Rather than improvising them, use the notes you took to prepare your apology. You can write a full statement or point out a few important points. Practice reciting your excuse in a few minutes so that you feel more confident and at ease.

  • Review any parts that appear blurry or give the impression of resentment.
  • You should write, then proofread and edit your text several times before it is perfect.
  • If someone else is aware of the situation, you can ask them for advice, but remember that advice is not always good …
Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 4

Step 4. Ask him to meet with you

Whenever possible, it is always best to apologize in person. When you meet physically, you and your friend have the benefit of seeing each other's facial expressions as well as body language, which would likely reduce the risk of misinterpretation. Reach out to let them know you'll want to apologize and set a time when you'll meet privately to talk.

  • Don't wait too long to contact him.
  • If he is not ready to see you, rephrase the request a few days later. Send him an email or letter if he continues to reject your invitation.
  • If he can't meet you, but you really want to talk face to face, you can video chat.

Part 2 of 3: Apologize to your boyfriend (ine)

Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 5

Step 1. Express remorse for your actions

The most sincere apologies have their roots in compassion. Your forgiveness should reflect the truth behind your claims. If the way you express your regret is blank, the person might not accept it. Tell him that you are deeply sorry for hurting and bothering him.

  • “I'm sorry I hurt you. "
  • “I feel very bad for having abused your kindness. "
Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 6

Step 2. Take responsibility for your actions

Communicate sincerely with the person and say that you take full responsibility for your actions. Don't blame someone else, especially her. Make no apologies for the behavior you have engaged in.

  • “I admit I treated you badly. "
  • “I am aware that I provoked our quarrel. "
  • “I know it's my fault. "
Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 7

Step 3. Right Your Wrongs

Say you intend to right your wrongs. How you express yourself to say that you want to right your wrongs is totally dependent on the type of behavior you have. You might promise that you will never behave like this again or that you will do everything you can to improve yourself.

  • "I will never do it again." "
  • “I'll be in therapy. "
Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 8

Step 4. Ask for forgiveness

After offering your apology sincerely, humbly ask your best friend to forgive you. Let him know that you care deeply about the relationship you have. Tell yourself that you will do your best not to hurt him again in the future.

  • It would also help if you reiterated the key points of your apology.
  • " Please forgive me. "
  • “I think you can forget what happened. "
  • "Can we go ahead please?" "
  • "Is there any chance we can ignore this?" "

Part 3 of 3: moving forward

Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 9

Step 1. Listen to the answers

When you apologize, give the person a chance to respond to you. Allow him to express his anger, frustrations, pain and grief. Don't try to interrupt her by making comments in defense of yourself, and don't force her to share the responsibility with you.

  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Lean forward to show her that you are engaged in the conversation.
  • Reproduce her body language to show her that you sympathize with her.
Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 10

Step 2. Forget it

After you have spoken and listened intently to his responses, do not seek to dwell on the dispute. In order for the person to forgive you, you need to recognize that you will do whatever you can to make it right. If you really take responsibility for your actions, you shouldn't be addressing this issue again.

Apologize to Your Best Friend Step 11

Step 3. Give it time

Although you have apologized for your actions, he might not be ready to let go of the conflict. So you have to be patient. Don't put pressure on him to forgive you.

  • If the person asks you to give them space to be alone, wait until they contact you.
  • If you pressure your friend to speak when they are not ready, they may feel stressed or frustrated and could cut ties. It will then be more difficult to reconnect …
  • Usually, the more serious the argument, the longer it takes to forgive. Breaking a toy will certainly take less time than making it up with a boyfriend or girlfriend.


  • Don't blame your best friend.
  • Love her and show her that you love her, no matter the situation.
  • When it's time to apologize, go somewhere where you can be alone. It could reduce any tension or pressure.
  • Be honest.
  • Speak from the bottom of your heart.
  • Give a hug after the excuse.


  • Avoid communication problems.
  • Give her time to forgive you.

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