Mary had a falling out with her boyfriend Tom. She needs some help in writing a sincere apology. One short quote isn’t enough to express all her regret, but a long sorry letter is too much.
Well then, a sorry paragraph will be just the thing!
Here in this article I’d like to talk to you on how many sentences should a perfect sorry paragraph contain? What should we write in it and what shouldn’t we? Where to start? How to come up with appropriate sorry words? These and other questions will be answered here.
Let’s consider samples of what would be ideal for Mary to write when…
…she hurt Tom’s feelings with words
Tom, I’m so sorry for how I spoke to you yesterday. I didn’t mean to hurt you so much! But I did. I’m not in a position to ask your forgiveness. That’s why I decided to write you. I realize that sometimes I can rub you the wrong way. I’m really sorry. Please tell me what I can do to make things right again. One thing I’ve already learned: first think – then speak. Will you please forgive me?
Tips: once Mary already hurt Tom by not thinking before she spoke, she needed to accept full responsibility for it. Here Mary should show Tom that she gets the lesson and wants to fix her mistakes. The key phrase is a request: ‘will you…?’, because it emphasizes the importance of Tom’s wilingness to forgive her.
…she’d been too jealous
Tom, I want to apologize to you for the way I acted. I have no idea of what came over me and I acted like a psycho. Maybe my selfishness is why I did it. I’m really sorry for mistrusting you and your friend Lucy. I’ll apologize to her too. Please, forgive me that I didn’t trust you the way I should. I’ll do my best not to do it ever again. I love you.
Tips: it’s important to recognize that Mary accused Tom groundlessly. She shouldn’t be looking for justification of her actions. If you go to great lengths to justify yourselfi n an apology, it’s not an apology, it’s an attack. And even if the milk is already spilled – tell him that you love him, as Mary did.
…she acted badly toward Tom’s parents
Tom, you should know I have nothing to say for myself. I was horrible. I was awful. I was disgusting. I don’t know how to ask for your forgiveness. But I beg you, please forgive me. Your parents are amazing people and I didn’t mean to offend them. I wrote a letter of apology to them and their kind answer proved me again what a beautiful people they are. I also realize that I don’t deserve to be with you, because you’re ashamed of me. I see. But I’ll do everything I can to never act like that in the future. I promise. If you could ever forgive me, I would be the happiest person in the world.
Tips: as we can see, Marry made her apology sincerely. Moreover, she’d written a sorry letter to Tom’s parents and let him know in her apology paragraph. This is very significant, because such an action proves her desire to correct past mistakes.
…she forgot about their Anniversary
I’m so ashamed. I thought only boys can forget about important days, but as it turned out – so can girls. I’m really glad that my boyfriend isn’t one of those guys. Tom, you’re special one and I’ve always known it. Where would I be without you? It seems like an excuse, but it’s not. I really sorry I forgot about our anniversary. I know that if you had forgotten it, I’d be very upset and your words wouldn’t fix the past. But I also know that we can change the future and celebrate our special day. Would you mind if I organize a little romantic party for the two of us this weekend?
Tips: after such a romantic sorry paragraph Tommy can do nothing but forgive Mary.
…she got drunk at a very inopportune moment
Tom, I want to ask for forgiveness, because I was such a fool to get drunk on your Birthday. Please accept my apology. I never get drunk, you know me. But those days we fought a lot and I was in a particularly bad mood. That doesn’t excuse it, and it’s not your fault. But I want you to know that I feel really shabby about it. Please, forgive me for giving you trouble.
Tips: while you’re at it and don’t know how to apologize, make a little explanation of why you did what you did. If don’t know what to say, try to make your boyfriend see that you’re ashamed of yourself.
…she cheated on Tom
Hi. Tom, I know you don’t want to see me. I deserve it. But I really want to apologize to you. Words can’t describe all the regret I feel every day and every second. But I have no idea how much pain I’ve brought to your heart. And I hate myself for this. Tommy, you’re the whole world for me and I’ll always love you until my last breath. I’m sorry for being an unfaithful girlfriend. You deserve to be loved by a girl who’s much better than I am. You’re the best man I’ve ever met in my life! Let me tell you for the last time: please, forgive me. I love you.
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