50 Best Ways to Say Sorry in a Text (Short & Sweet)

If you have ever had to apologize for something in a text message, you know that it can be difficult to find the right words. You want to express your remorse, but you also don’t want to take up too much of the recipient’s time with a long apology. This list of sample best way to say sorry in a text will help make your apology short and sweet.


#1 I may not have picked the best time to be an idiot, but you are an angel. I want you to know that. There is nothing I wouldn’t do to make it up to you if we could just get through this. You are an angel, and I will never hurt you again. Please forgive me and be with me forever.

#2 I’m sorry for hurting you because I want to treat you with the respect and love that you deserve. I am sorry for my mistake, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to be forgiven by you. Would that include a nice dinner?

#3 I just want to apologize now and so that it doesn’t bother me in the future. Of course, I know that this will happen eventually. But, if we can resolve conflicts before they arise, then we can have a healthier relationship. So, let me say my sorry now so that I don’t have to anytime soon in the future.

#4 You are the best person I know. You’re an amazing friend and you never let me down. All I can think about is how you helped me, and I’m sorry for acting like a jerk and hurting you. Thank you so much for being there for me, even when I didn’t deserve it. How can I ever repay you?

#5 I apologize, I have said a lot of hurtful things to you and to my loved ones. I am not proud of what I’ve done; it is so wrong and hurtful that this has been going on for so long. Please forgive me, my love.

#6 With all that has happened recently, with all the hurt you have endured, and all the pain and suffering I have caused you. Although what happened may not be right or fair, please forgive me. It was selfish of me to keep this kind of thing from you. Please do not hate me anymore just because my secret is out.

#7 I know that I have asked for too much. I don’t know what to do but, I will learn from this. Please forgive me and help me, so that we can be friends again.

#8 I’m sorry for the way that I have acted lately. This doesn’t mean that you are not important to me at all, because you are my best friend and love of my life. Please forgive me and help me to become a better person.

#9 I am sorry for hurting you because that was never my intention. You mean so much to me, and I hope that you can forgive me. It was never my intention to hurt you. I promise it will not happen again. I hate myself for it.

#10 There are no words to describe how sorry I am for hurting you the way I did yesterday night. You’ve done nothing wrong, but I still feel so bad about myself when all that happened is that we had a disagreement on a very important issue in our lives. Please forgive me and allow me to make it up to you in any way possible.

#11 I am so sorry for hurting you. I know that I don’t deserve your forgiveness, but I am asking for it anyway. What you did was not right, but what I did was wrong too. You are the only person who has ever loved me without any reservations, and the only one who has ever believed in me. Please accept my apology and forgive me with all of your heart.

#12 I know I have already asked for forgiveness, but I am willing to ask again since it is clear that you are not completely convinced. Could you please forgive me? I promise to try and be a better person. You mean so much to me, and I have never meant so little to anyone. Please help me achieve my goal of becoming a better person.

#13 I don’t know how to say sorry in a text. All I know is that you deserve an apology and I don’t have enough words to tell you how sorry I am for making your life miserable.

#14 I have made some mistakes in my life, but I never thought that I would treat you badly. You are my world, and yet I was too blind to see what a good person you are. I am sorry for hurting you and for being stupid enough to think you were at fault. Please forgive me, because I need you more than anything in the world.

#15 My love, please forgive me for being so mean and disrespectful. Your love has always been only pure kindness, but after all that has happened, it is clear to me that your heart is solid gold! Please know how sorry I am for everything that has happened between us.

#16 I know that talking to me right now must be hard, but I have to say sorry. Please don’t feel like you can’t talk to me. You are the one person that I love talking to most of all and I am so thankful for you. Please forgive me for being such a jerk, it won’t happen again.

#17 Right now, I do not know how to say sorry in a text message because words cannot express how sorry I am for what I have done. All that matters is how much you love me and how much I love you. Please forgive me baby, please forgive me and help me learn from this mistake.

#18 My love, my life, there is no way to say sorry in a text message because I truly am sorry. I have hurt you so much that now you don’t trust me. How can I prove to you that I will never hurt you again? Please forgive me and give me another chance.

#19 There is no excuse for what I have done. It was wrong for me to keep my feelings from you, and it was even worse when I said things that were completely made up. Please forgive me for thinking only of myself. From now on, everything will be on your terms.

#20 I know that the past cannot be undone, but I’m doing everything I can to make sure it never happens again. I am so sorry for hurting you.

#21 Every time I think about what I’ve done, my heart breaks into a million pieces. For all the pain and suffering that has been brought upon you because of me, please forgive me.

#22 No matter how hard you look, you will not find someone who loves and cares for you more than me. What can I do to prove my love to you? How can I make up for hurting you? Please tell me how so that this never happens again. Please forgive me.

#23 I did not deserve your forgiveness, but I am so glad that you have given it to me. I am overwhelmed with happiness that you have forgiven me for hurting you. I will not let myself be like this again. I promise to make up for the mistakes that I have made in the past. Please forgive me and help me to become the person that you deserve.

#24 You are my best friend, and nothing in this world can ever change how much we love each other. You are everything to me, and nothing is more painful than hurting the one person who has been there for me every time. I promise to work hard and be the best person that I can be.

#25 Please forgive me. My feelings have hurt you, and I do not deserve this either. You are an awesome friend and the very best person in the world.

#26 You are amazing, beautiful, radiant and sweet to me. The things that make up who you are is exactly why I love you so much. Please forgive me!

#27 I know that when you get home, I am going to get the silent treatment. You are so proud, and you think I’m terrible. But the truth is, I am trying to become a better person. Everyone makes mistakes, but the important thing is that we learn from them and become better people because of them.

#28 I have never had a worse day in my life. I am really sorry for hurting you and I promise to do whatever it takes to make you feel better. Please forgive me for everything that I have said and done, and know that it will never happen again.

#29 A part of me is worried that you will not want to hear from me again after what I’ve done. But another part of me knows how much you mean to me, so I’m hoping that the good part will win and we can talk again.

#30 I messed up so bad today; there are no words to adequately describe how bad of a day this was. I am really sorry for hurting you, and I know now that there is more that I should have done. Could you please forgive me?

#31 I know that it will take a long time for me to be able to think about what I did without feeling terrible. But I know that the only way I will be able to do that is by doing everything in my power to make it up to you.

#32 I know that you are my best friend, and I want you to know that I care about you very much. Please forgive me and help me become the person who deserves your company. I am very sorry for hurting you, and I promise to never hurt you again.

#33 Like anyone else I sometimes get mad at people but every other time they make it up to me really quick. I think you treat other people how you want to be treated and I love that about you. I am sorry for acting like a jerk, please forgive me.

#34 I can’t believe I almost made you cry. You were right, and it was my fault when I said you were annoying. Please forgive me, and please give me another chance. I’m really sorry that I hurt you.

#35 I want to be a better person for you. I love you and would do anything for you. Can you please forgive me? I promise that from now on, I will try my best to never hurt you again.

#36 I should have stopped to think about what I was saying. I should have listened to you talk about it. The fact that I did not is no excuse and I am sorry for hurting you. Please forgive me and help me not say the same hurtful things in the future.

#37 My apologies are never enough, but they are all that I can give right now. When it comes to apologizing in a text, this is all that you can give at the moment, but it might be all that’s needed right now.

#38 Thinking back on how terrible of a person I was yesterday is making me sick. I hate myself for hurting you and making you feel so bad. I am going to do everything I can to never be that person again. Please forgive me.

#39 Your opinion matters more than mine, and I should have listened to you before making my own decision. I am sorry for being so stubborn, and thank you for always being there for me.

#40 I am so sorry that my selfishness has hurt you. I promise that I will never let this happen to you again if you will just give me another chance. I am trying to become a better person, a smarter person, and I need for you to trust me again. Could you please forgive me?

#41 Love, when we first started our relationship, everything was perfect. We were happy and in love with one another, and it has been almost three years since the problems started. It is now time for us to talk about what went wrong and fix it.

#42 I was hurt before we met, and it had nothing to do with you. I’m sorry for being so insensitive about your feelings. It’s not you, it’s me. I promise to be more aware of my actions from now on. Could you please forgive me?

#43 What have I done? Why did I do this to us? You and the kids mean everything in the world to me and for a moment, I forgot that… Please forgive me.

#44 Forgive me for my mistakes; they were unintentional, yet they hurt you very much… I am sorry for causing you pain.

#45 I am so sorry for being a jerk. I was out of line, and really shouldn’t have said what I said. I hope you know that it wasn’t your fault and you didn’t do anything to deserve my words or behavior. You are my best friend and the most important person in my life. Please forgive me!

#46 I was hurt by something you did, and it triggered a reaction from me that didn’t make a lot of sense to me at the time. Now that we have talked about it, I can see that your intentions were good, but things got messy because of me. I am sorry that I hurt you and wish I could take back those words.

#47 I know you haven’t said anything to me about what I did, and I want to say sorry for hurting you. I’m not asking you to forgive me – I just need you to know that I am sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you, but it was a mistake and a bad decision on my part.

#48 The biggest regret in my life was not apologizing sooner. When someone hurts us and we don’t have the opportunity or the courage to say sorry, the pain that we feel within ourselves can only grow until it becomes unbearable for us.

#49 I don’t know what else to say except that I am sorry. I shouldn’t have lied. I shouldn’t have done it, but at the time it felt like the right thing to do. I hope you will forgive me because you mean everything to me and I cannot stay with you until we can forgive each other.

#50 Baby, I was in a bad place and doing things that were wrong and stupid. Please forgive me for my stupidity and my poor choices. It will never happen again (cross my heart!).

Warp Up

We hope that these examples will help you figure out the best way for you and your friend or family member to move forward after an argument, hurt feelings, or any other situation where saying sorry may be necessary.

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