17 Aww-So-Sweet Ways to Genuinely Say You’re Sorry

Want to say you’re sorry, but don’t know the best way to worm your way back into their heart? Use these 17 sweet ways to say just how sorry you are!

Elton John once said that sorry seems to be the hardest word. In a way, he’s right. Not everyone is instantly willing to swallow their pride and admit that they’re wrong. But there needs to come a time when you assess which you value more: your relationship or your pride.

When you’ve made a relationship boo-boo, you’ll definitely need to make it up to your partner. Instead of laying the blame on him/her or pretending nothing’s wrong, start working on fixing the problem with the following ways of saying sorry:

5 ways to apologize with words

You can’t just whip out a peace offering without specifying why you’re sorry and what you want to do about it. Sometimes, the simplest way to apologize is by honestly expressing how you feel. Here are some phrases you can say *and you must mean!* to help you craft the perfect apology:

#1 “I was wrong. I’m sorry.”

#2 “I’m sorry for being so insensitive.”

#3 “I wish I could take back what I did/said. How can I make it up to you?”

#4 “I’m not perfect, but I try my best. Please accept my apology.”

#5 “You may not forgive me for what I’ve done, but I just want you to know that I’m sorry and I want to make everything all right again.”

Words may occasionally be enough to get you back into your partner’s good graces. But just imagine the effect of your apology if you combine it with something sweet, creative and memorable…

Let your actions speak volumes when you want to say sorry

#6 A handwritten note on some fancy paper that you can get from your local craft store. This one just never gets old. Using your own words *and not a Hallmark card*, tell your honey how sorry you are for what you did. If you’ve got enough space, you can highlight some of the ways you can make it up to him/her. You get plus points if you make your handwriting extra legible!

#7 Leave the note somewhere your significant other will see. If your schedules don’t match, don’t worry, you can leave them a little surprise for when they wake up. Leave your note on his/her nightstand, bathroom mirror or even on the kitchen counter to make their day start off with a slightly lighter heart.

#8 Make a list. Instead of writing long, verbose paragraphs of text, try using lists. For example, you can make three separate lists like “The Things I Did to Piss You Off,” “The Things I Will Do to Make It Up to You,” and “The Reasons I Love You too Much to Let This Pass.”

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