The Power of Saying Sorry: Emotional Sorry Letter to My Ex-Boyfriend


I know it might feel like the past is the past and that there’s no point in apologizing for things you’ve already done, but if you want to mend old wounds and create new ones, then saying sorry is essential. In fact, saying sorry has so many benefits that I’d even go so far as to say it’s one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal when it comes to making things right again. Here are some examples:

“I’m sorry for whatever it was that I did to hurt you.”

I’m sorry for whatever it was that I did to hurt you.

I can only imagine how much pain and sadness you must have felt when we broke up, and I’m sorry that I caused that. Whatever it was, whether it was a specific action or just the way our relationship ended, I know that there were many things about me as a person and our relationship together that made this difficult for both of us. It’s important for me now to reflect on how my actions contributed to this problem so I can learn from them and hopefully not repeat them in future relationships (which hopefully will be better ones).

“I miss being close to you like we used to be.”

I miss being close to you like we used to be. I miss the intimacy of being together. I miss the closeness of our bodies pressed against each other, feeling your breath on my neck and your heartbeat pounding in my ear. I miss how safe it felt when we were together, like nothing bad could happen as long as we were together; like everything would turn out fine because we had each other’s backs forever and always.

I also miss how much fun it was when we were dating–the way we could laugh at anything together (even if it was just a stupid joke!), or how excited I’d get when I knew that soon enough it would be time for dinner at our favorite restaurant with its delicious food…or even just sitting down on the couch after work watching some silly sitcoms together instead of going out clubbing all night long!

“I forgive you for hurting me, even though I know it wasn’t intentional.”

You are not alone.

I know it’s difficult to forgive someone who has hurt you, especially if the person doesn’t seem to acknowledge their wrongdoings or apologize for them. But forgiveness is important for your mental health, because holding onto anger can cause stress and depression–and even physical ailments like high blood pressure or heart disease. It’s also important for the other person’s mental health: carrying around guilt from hurting someone else makes life miserable for everyone involved! And finally (but most importantly), forgiving someone allows you to move on with your life instead of being stuck in this constant cycle of resentment and bitterness toward them.

Forgiveness isn’t just a nice thing; it’s an essential part of being human–and especially as Christians who follow Christ’s teachings about love and kindness (Luke 6:37). Sometimes we forget that God wants us all to be happy–including those who’ve hurt us deeply before! Just think about how much better off everyone would be if we could always find ways within ourselves

“I’m sorry that I didn’t make more effort to stay in touch with you.”

“I’m sorry that I didn’t make more effort to stay in touch with you.”

You’re right, it’s important to maintain relationships. You should always make an effort to stay in touch with people, especially those who mean a lot to you. It’s easy for life or other obligations to get in the way of maintaining contact and staying connected–but it’s not impossible! Here are some tips for keeping up communication:

  • Make plans ahead of time so that both parties can be sure they have time available on their schedules. Don’t wait until the last minute because then things might fall through due to scheduling conflicts or unforeseen circumstances (like one party getting sick).
  • If one party doesn’t respond right away when contacted by text message or email, don’t take it personally; sometimes people just don’t check their messages often enough and need more reminders than usual before responding accordingly.* If possible, try different methods such as phone calls vs texts/emails so that both parties feel comfortable communicating through whichever medium works best at any given moment

The Power of Saying Sorry

Saying sorry is hard. It’s a sign of maturity and strength, but it also opens you up to rejection and criticism. When we say sorry, we are admitting that we made a mistake–and that can be hard for anyone to admit. But saying sorry can help you move on from your past mistakes and heal from them, which will make it easier for both of you in the future when trust issues come up again (and they will).

Letter 1: I’m sorry for hurting you.

Dear [ex-boyfriend],

I’m sorry for hurting you. I know that this letter is not enough, but I hope it can help us start to heal our relationship.

I know that we both made mistakes and did things wrong, but I also want to share with you my feelings about what happened between us and why these things happened.

When we started dating, everything was wonderful between us. We had so much fun together and enjoyed being around each other every day; however, after a while things changed slowly until they became unbearable for me because of all the pain I felt inside my heart when thinking about how unhappy we were together as a couple who loved each other very much at first but now couldn’t even look into each other’s eyes without feeling sad or guilty about something from our past relationship together before breaking up with him due to many reasons including lack of communication skills between them regarding their disagreements over certain issues which led them towards becoming rudely disrespectful towards one another during arguments instead of just talking calmly like adults should do when trying resolve an issue peacefully rather than yelling out insults at one another where no one wins except maybe someone else watching from afar laughing hysterically because “haha look how stupid those two idiots are behaving themselves right now..”

Letter 2: I’m sorry for breaking up with you.

I’m sorry for breaking up with you.

I’m sorry for leaving you before you had the chance to say goodbye.

I’m sorry for not being able to admit that I was wrong and that I made a mistake.

Letter 3: I’m sorry for letting you go before you had the chance to say goodbye.

I’m sorry for letting you go before you had the chance to say goodbye.

I know that I wasn’t always there when you needed me, and sometimes that was because I didn’t want to be there at all. I am sorry for not being able to help you in the way that was needed most on those days where we just couldn’t get along with each other or communicate effectively with one another.

I am sorry about everything that happened between us–the good parts and bad parts alike–because it means so much more now than it did when we were together or apart from each other; it means everything now because now we’re apart again after being together once before (and hopefully many more times).

Letter 4: I’m sorry for being so selfish and hurtful.

You were right. You were always right, and I was always wrong.

I’m sorry for being so selfish and hurtful. I didn’t know how to deal with my feelings, so I took them out on you instead of expressing them in a healthy way or seeking help from someone who could help me better understand what was going on inside my head.

I feel like this is something we all do at some point in our lives: we take out our emotions on those closest to us because they’re an easy target (and because they love us enough not to lash back). But it’s not fair–it never is–and eventually our actions will catch up with us and come back around full circle in ways that hurt both parties involved

Letter 5: I’m sorry for always leaving you first.

I’m sorry for always leaving you first.

I know that’s hard to hear, but it’s true. I’m the one who broke up with you, not vice versa. And even when we were together and things were good between us, I still found ways to end things on my own terms–for example: “It’s not working out,” or “We need some time apart.”

You always tried your best not to hurt me or make me feel desperate; in fact, most times when we ended things it was because of something I said or did (like moving too fast). But here’s the thing: even though I had some control over how our relationship ended up ending–and even though sometimes those endings felt right at the time–I still wish there was more space between them so they could have been less painful overall.

Letter 6: I’m sorry for saying we were over before we were even together.

I’m sorry for saying we were over before we were even together. I know that must have been hard to hear and I am sorry for not being able to give you the commitment you deserved. I’m also sorry for not being able to open up to you, which led us both down paths of self-destruction.

I’m glad we’re still friends because sometimes it’s nice just having someone around who knows some of your story and cares about how things are going with you–even if those things aren’t always great!

Letter 7: I’m sorry for being so scared of commitment that I pushed you away

I’m sorry for being so scared of commitment that I pushed you away.

I know it’s hard to believe, but I truly was afraid of what our relationship might mean for the rest of my life. I didn’t want to commit or get married, and I knew that if we spent too much time together then one day we would have no choice but to make that decision together. So instead of facing those fears head-on and talking them through with you like an adult person would do (which is what any good partner would do), I ran away like a coward and left this whole mess behind me without even saying goodbye. That wasn’t fair on either one of us, especially since all along there were plenty of other people who wanted nothing more than some clarity around whether or not they were still seeing each other!

Even though we’re no longer together, there’s nothing more important than being able to apologize and mend old wounds

Even though we’re no longer together, there’s nothing more important than being able to apologize and mend old wounds. In order for any relationship to work, both parties must be able to admit when they are wrong. This is especially true when it comes to romantic relationships where both partners want the best for each other and themselves.

Apologizing is important because it shows that you care about how your actions affect others–and that you’re willing to make amends for them if necessary. It also helps clear up any misunderstandings so that everyone involved can move forward with a clean slate in their minds (and hearts).

Apologizing doesn’t just happen overnight; sometimes people need time before they feel ready enough or confident enough in themselves enough – but once they do apologize sincerely then everything else seems easier afterwards because both parties have moved past whatever issue caused them grief originally so now they’re free from stressors which previously weighed heavily on their mindsets prior ..


I hope these letters have helped you in some way. Even though we’re no longer together, there’s nothing more important than being able to apologize and mend old wounds. In fact, I’m still writing letters to my ex-boyfriend because it’s a way for me to take responsibility for my actions without having any expectations about what he should do next. If this resonates with you at all then I encourage you to start writing too!