If you need to know how to say sorry to your best friend, there are many different ways to go about doing it.
Make Eye Contact and Say You’re Sorry
Sometimes the best way to apologize is to be straightforward and look the person in the eye and tell them you are sorry for what you did.
Tell Them How Much They Mean to You
Another good tip when apologizing to a friend is to tell them how much they mean to you by going into detail.
Say How You Are Going to Change
Tell your friend how you plan to change your behavior so you don’t hurt them in the future. Doing this will make them feel better about forgiving you.
Take Them Out
You can always apologize by taking your friend to a movie or a nice dinner. Sometimes all it takes to smooth out an argument or dispute with a friend is some good old fashioned bonding time.
Write Them a Letter
If you are the kind of person who expresses yourself better in words, write your friend a detailed letter of apology.
Make Them Something
When trying to figure out how to say sorry to a friend you hurt, sometimes the best way to do it is to make them something with your own hands. They will appreciate the effort and thought you put into it.
Make a Donation to Their Favorite Charity
Another way to say you are sorry to your friend is to make a donation to a charity that is close to their heart.
Only apologize if you really mean it. Make sure that your tone and facial expressions come across as completely genuine so they know you mean what you say.
Buy Your Friend a Card
Buy an apology card or make one yourself for that extra personal touch and write a heartfelt letter of apology inside for them to read.
Admit Your Faults
Sometimes we all need to acknowledge our own faults, especially when we owe someone close to us an apology. By taking the time to do this you will come across as humble and honest. It takes a big person to admit their faults and you will come across as a more self-aware person as well.
Explain Why You Did It
Take the time to reflect on the behavior that caused you to hurt your friend and explain to them why you did what you did. Your friend will like the fact that you took the time to think about what you did and why you did it instead of just apologizing because you thought you had to.
Pick the Right Place and Time
Make sure that you choose the right place and time for your apology. You will want the circumstances to be such that you have time to talk things out with your friend.
Plan What You Will Say
It’s also a good thing to plan out what you are going to say beforehand. Look in a mirror and rehearse what you will say if it makes you feel better.
Ask for Forgiveness
You should never assume that someone is going to forgive you just because you apologize to them, so make sure to ask for their forgiveness. They will most likely appreciate that you actually asked them.
Sending flowers isn’t just for couples that are dating. Just make sure you include an “I’m Sorry” note with the flowers you send them.
Write them a Song
If you know how to play music instrument (any will do) than you should definitely write them a song. It should be funny and apologetic at the same time.
Feel free to add more tips to this list in a comments below.