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How to Say Sorry Sincerely - Creative Ways to Apologize Effectively

Updated on July 24, 2014
I'm sincerely sorry for what I have done to offend you!
I'm sincerely sorry for what I have done to offend you!

Creative Ways to Apologize Effectively

Learning how to say sorry sincerely is very important especially for those wishing for a better and lasting relationship. I have put together some ideas on creative ways to apologize effectively, be it to your boss, boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, dad, or friend. Let me ask you this question before reading further. Do you or are you ready to admit all your mistakes?

It’s never too late saying I am sorry if you’re ready to accept your faults. Apologizing sincerely is all about letting the recipient know why you thought that your action was wrong and should include how to avoid hurting him/her in future.

How to Say Sorry sincerely
How to Say Sorry sincerely

5 Creative Ways to Apologize

1. Admitting that you’re really sorry for your action: This is very crucial, never pass the blame over to someone else, rather just accept your faults, and take the full responsibility for your action. You have to be braved enough to take the blame. Then ready to make a move to prove that you’re really sorry for hurting him/her. Take note and accept all your mistakes.

2. The action you did that demand tendering an apology: What you did wrong should be clearly stated, I mean state precisely what you’re apologizing for. Keep in mind that you need to be specific when stating the reasons for your apology and never put blame on any other person. Taking time to explain what you did wrong to the recipient shows you really know that you’ve truly done wrong.

3. Simply acknowledge the damages your action has caused: After stating precisely your reasons, it’s time to let the recipient of the apology know you really understand that which you did to hurt him/her. Let him/her know that you felt so bad when you realized your action might have affected many more people. This shows you recognize the pain you’ve caused.

4. Let the recipient of your apology know that such action will never happen again: After giving clear idea of what went wrong and how your action have hurt them. Let him/her know how you’ll fix the damages done. It makes the recipient know that you understand what you did to harm him/her. If you really mean you’re sorry for an action, you’ll take careful steps not to repeat such action again.

5. Ask for forgiveness: After applying the above steps, use a sympathetic and polite tone to ask the person to please forgive you all your mistakes.

Other Words for Sorry

apologetic, attritional, contrite, compunctious, conscience-stricken, contrite, guilty, guilt-ridden, penitent, penitential, pitiful, regretful, remorseful, rueful, repentant, sad, shamefaced, sheepish, sympathy

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    • Christy Stewart profile image

      Christy Stewart 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      I love step number 2 because it is easy enough to say "Sorry" as in "I'm sorry (and the implied but not said:) you don't like what I did!" But it is much harder to state specifically what you are sorry for, making yourself come to terms with your actions. Step four sounds like repentance, a key factor if one desires reconciliation. Great post! Keep up the good work :)

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Well my Friend sometimes just saying "I'm sorry" and meaning it is all it takes! However, I truly loved your thoughts and Ideas on this Hub Incomeguru...Good Advice, and very Useful!

    • vydyulashashi profile image

      vydyulashashi 6 years ago from Hyderabad,India

      Sorry doesn't mean that it is our mistake completely, it means we value relation rather than our ego or temperament. Great hub1

      God Bless You!