Sample of an Apology Email to Friend
I am so sorry for shouting you the other day. I feel so stupid now that I have returned to my senses and thought about what I did yesterday. I wish I had kept my temper in control and not over-reacted to your jokes.
I have been feeling a bit short-tempered lately. You are aware of the financial crisis that my family is going through. Things have gone from bad to worse in recent days, as my eldest brother has gotten fired from his job as well. You can very well imagine the amount of stress I and my entire family are under.
This is precisely the reason why I lost my temper when you joked about my torn jacket. I have not been thinking straight lately and begun to indulge in a feeling of inferiority complex. I know it is all paranoia on my part and that you would never mock me for being poor.
I am so sorry for misunderstanding your jokes and reacting so strongly to them. You do know that I consider you as my best friend. To err is human and to forgive divine. Therefore, be the big man here and give me a chance to make amends.
Template of an Apology Email to Friend
To: [Recipient’s Name]
I admit what I did yesterday at the party was wrong and therefore I am really sorry. I am feeling really ashamed of myself.
We are all humans and make mistakes at times. Yesterday, I misunderstood what you said about me and Jenny. I thought you were trying to imply that I am just using her, which is not true I have known you for 10 years and I know you would never even think, let alone say, such a thing about me or my girlfriend. I guess alcohol got the better.
I am really sorry for doubting and misunderstanding you. Every time I needed a friend in the past, I could always count on you. You are indeed an invaluable friend, one that I want to hold on to forever.
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