15 Sample Apology Letters To Friends

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“Friends are the family you choose.”  Whether it is your childhood friend, office friend, or school bestie, they make your life beautiful, and there is reason enough for you to hold them close to your heart.

That said, conflicts with friends are not uncommon. However, instead of holding on to the angry feelings and letting a wonderful friendship dwindle, it is advisable to clear the air with a heartfelt apology letter.

Find some sample apology letters to friends that you can use to clear misunderstandings and ensure your beautiful friendship holds strong.

15 Apology Letters To Friends For Various Reasons

Here are some sample apology letters you can take inspiration from.

1. Apology letter for a misunderstanding

Dear (friend’s name),

I am writing this letter of apology to clear the air between us. The argument we had the other day has left me much disturbed. I said things that might have hurt you, and I am extremely sorry for putting you through this. I understand your viewpoint now. Please accept my heartfelt apology.

Your friend,
(Name)

2. Apology letter for missing a birthday

Dear (friend’s name),

I hope you’re keeping safe! I apologize for not making it to your birthday party. I was under a lot of pressure at work, and it completely slipped out of my mind.

I would never deliberately miss my best friend’s birthday. I ask for your forgiveness and hope you like the present I sent along with this letter.

Let’s catch up over the weekend!

Your friend,
(Name)

3. Apology letter for not attending their wedding

My dearest (friend’s name),

First of all, congratulations on your big day! I wish you both a beautiful life full of love and happiness.

I know I should have been there, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to make it to your wedding.

I disappointed you, and I feel deep regret. Please accept my heartfelt apology. I hope you will find it in your heart to forgive me for not being there for you. I promise you it’ll be a party when we meet next!

Your friend,
(Name)

4. Apology letter for using inappropriate language

Dear (friend’s name),

I have been meaning to apologize to you for using inappropriate language the other day. Nothing I say can justify what I said.

I write this letter of apology with a feeling of deep regret for using those hurtful words that have scared our relationship.

I take full responsibility and ask for a second chance. I’ll ensure this doesn’t happen again. I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me.

Your friend,
(Name)

5. Apology letter for losing a friend’s belonging

Dear (friend’s name),

I’m writing this letter to apologize for something I did unintentionally. I feel deep regret to inform you that I lost the bag that I borrowed from you last month. Nothing I say can bring it back, but I want to apologize for being irresponsible, and I’m willing to compensate for the loss.

I also want you to know that I will be cautious and never let this happen again. Please accept my heartfelt apology and let me make it up to you.

Your friend,
(Name)

6. Apology letter for being rude

Dear (friend’s name),

I feel extremely ashamed of my rude behavior with you over the past few weeks. I deeply regret it and seek your forgiveness. You are my dearest friend, and I cannot imagine my life without you.

I have had sleepless nights thinking about my unacceptable behavior, and I take complete responsibility for my actions. I request you to give me a chance to explain myself and hope that we can still be the best of friends.

Your friend,
(Name)

7. Apology letter for not calling a friend back

Dear (friend’s name),

I am writing this letter of apology for not returning your calls. I meant to call you, but I had been extremely busy with a project and kept forgetting. You are my dearest friend, and I owe you an explanation. Could we catch up for dinner this weekend? I want to make it up to you.

Your friend,
(Name)

8. Apology letter for not keeping in touch

Dear (friend’s name),

This has been on my mind for quite a while; and hence, I’m writing this letter to you. I know you’ve been trying to make plans to meet, but I’ve been occupied with work and other commitments at home. I owe you a true apology for not staying in touch.

I don’t want this to cause a rift between us. I hope you understand that I didn’t mean to do that. It’s just that all the work I’ve been doing has taken a toll on my health. I promise to stay in touch from now on.

Your friend,
(Name)

9. Apology letter for not being there

Dear (friend’s name),

I hope you’re doing better now. I feel like a horrible friend for not being able to support you through your hardships. I would like to meet you and talk about it in person. I deeply regret not being there for you when you needed me the most.

Your friend,
(Name)

10. Apology letter seeking forgiveness

Hey (friend’s name),

I hope you’re keeping safe in these times. I sincerely apologize for whatever has happened in the past. There have been some differences between us and things have piled on over the last few years.

This is my humble attempt at salvaging our wonderful friendship. I want to clear the air between us and start afresh. So, please let me know if we can meet.

Your friend,
(Name)

11. Apology letter for not inviting a friend to an important event

My dear (friend’s name),

I know you must be upset since I didn’t invite you to the event. I had no choice since we were allowed a limited number of invitees by the event organizers.

Thus, we had to organize it for just the closest of our relatives. I hope you understand that I didn’t mean to humiliate you. Please forgive me!

Your friend,
(Name)

12. Apology letter for unreasonable behavior

Hey (friend’s name),

This is about the lunch date we had at yours the other day. I somehow feel like I may have invaded your personal space that day and would like to apologize for my behavior.

I hope you don’t hold it against me. I’d love to make it up to you. But for now, please accept these flowers, and let’s make peace!

Your friend,
(Name)

13. Apology letter to a friend’s mom/family member

Dear (name),

I know I crossed the line the other night when we were discussing my plans. In retrospect, I understand that you were only looking out for me, and I truly appreciate that. I regret my atrocious behavior. It was in the heat of the moment, and I meant no disrespect towards you all.

Please forgive me.
(Name)

14. Apology letter addressed to multiple friends

Hey guys,

I hope this letter finds you well. I owe you an apology for my unacceptable behavior the other evening. I was preoccupied with some personal issues and didn’t intend to be rude. I feel incomplete without you all. So, please, find it in your heart to forgive me, and let’s meet to start afresh.

Your friend,
(Name)

15. Apology letter written in jest

Dear (friend name),

Firstly, I want you to know that I’m the luckiest person on this planet to have a friend like you. I know you’re cross with me because I ate your slice of the pizza.

I sincerely apologize for my behavior. Please don’t be mad for too long; I already miss you! You can have the biggest bite out of my burger the next time we meet. Please forgive me!

Your friend,
(Name)

If you have true friends in your life, you’re lucky! Cement the friendship with a sorry when called for. A simple apology letter, when written earnestly, can let your friends know that you cherish them. It can also be kept as a token of remembrance by your mates.