Apology Text Messages: Three Strategies

What did you do this time? Leave the toilet seat up? Get lipstick on his favorite shirt? Maybe you were really hungry and ate all the leftover pizza your sweetie had been saving for a midnight snack. Hopefully you weren’t unfaithful . . . Whatever you might have done, remind your partner: to err is human, to forgive—divine. And what better way than with a thoughtful apology text message? No matter what the transgression, be sure your sincerity matches the severity of the crime. Read on for some helpful tips.

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Roof Roof Apology Text Messages That Count

Sending apology text messages requires strategy. The content and tone of the text depends on both what you did wrong, and whom you’re dealing with. Some people respond best to humor, while others are offended by anything that’s not heartfelt. Then there are the sassy, playful people who like to turn a sorry into something sexy…

Read on for tips for writing a winning apology text message no matter what your approach – sweet, funny, or sexy.

Operation Sweetness

The sweet approach is the most standard plan of attack and will work with just about anyone. What are the keys to pulling off a good apology? Show remorse. Break the iciness between you.

Apology Text Messages…A Few Examples:


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“I’m so sorry. You deserve to be treated better than that. I hope you can forgive me.”

“I feel terrible that I hurt you. Can we talk about it?”

“I’m sorry. You can’t stay mad at these puppy-dog eyes, can you?”

Make Them Laugh All The Way Back To Your Arms

Tread with care when sending humorous style messages. If you did something really horrible, making light of the situation will only increase the bad blood between you. However, if it was something banal (like forgetting to buy milk), or stress related (maybe your partner just “lost it” when they heard you laughing rather loudly in front of the TV), then humorous apology text messages might be just what the doctor ordered.


“Yikes, sorry about that. It’s okay if you want to come over and glare at me for a while.”

“Savor these words because you will never see me write them again:My bad, I was in the wrong, I’m sorry.”

“I kind of owe you an apology, I guess. Maybe. Sort of.”

Sexy Little You

Admitting that you’re wrong and offering yourself up to the hurt party is one way to quickly be forgiven. Depending on your relationship, you can play with sexy apology text messages that turn a mistake into an opportunity for flirty fun.


“Would some chocolate dipped strawberries and a warm oil massage help you to forgive me?”

“I’m so sorry. I totally deserve a spanking.”

“Sorry baby. Don’t worry. I’ll make it up to you tonight.”

Sending just the right apology text message can quickly erase any hard feelings brewing between you and your special someone. Always take a few minutes to think about the situation, then pick your flavor: sweet, funny, or sexy.

Texting is a great way to stay connected with your partner. Even if calling them during a busy day to apologize isn’t possible, finding a quiet moment to send something personal is almost always doable. Sign up now for my free 60 page report – The Master Texting Report and send your partner the type of text messages that they crave.

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About Claudia Cox

Claudia Cox is a modern communication expert who gives singles and couples alike the tools they need to improve their relationships. She is the creator of The Text Weapon Texting Club, and the author of French Seduction Made Easy. She loves the outdoors, baking tasty treats for friends, and of course, texting.

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14 Responses to “Apology Text Messages: Three Strategies”

  1. I am 11 years old and I messed up on a guy I like by swearing at the teacher and everyone was stearing at me I need help
    Right away. Plz.😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    • Hi Grace,
      I’m sorry to hear what happened 🙁 While you can’t go back and change it, you can try to be your best every day. Make him notice you in a good way – do something kind for someone – or even your whole class by bringing in home made cookies or something special 🙂

  2. Hi, am Anthony and am 20yrs old. I need help me a girl I messed up with. I shouted at her cause I have issues with my anger management. Now she hates me so much and I have tried everything possible to apologize but she hates me even more. Can anyone help me.

    • Hi Anthony,
      If you have tried apologizing and she is even more upset, give her some time. Stop apologizing, leave her alone for a while and then when she has had a chance to forgive you, show her through your actions that you are kind. Rebuilding trust takes time.

  3. Heyy im 19 years old and i have a crush on a girl but these days wasnt going well with her… i was kinda not answering her much bcz of my rl probs any idea how to apologise for her?

    • Hey there,
      I would not apologize via text, instead I would invite her to do something fun in person. Make it a surprise, and tailor it to something she likes – such as going to her favorite coffee shop, etc.

  4. Hi, I put up an attitude and when my bf said something that annoyed me, I walked out on him.i apologised and he said he has forgiven me .only for him to break up with me 3days later. Saying he doesnt have feelings for me anymore. I’ve been begging him for 3days but he has been ignoring me. I really love him and i. Scared that I might lose him. Help please

    • Hi Bella,
      I think the best thing you can do is give it some time. You already apologized to him, so if you keep apologizing, you are just going to drive him away further. The next time you see him in person, be positive, polite and have a normal conversation with him (something not related to your fight) then see where it goes…

  5. Hi i was rude to this one girl that i call on the phone at a unaporopiate time like 12:37am. This girl is a crush but she have no feelings towards me. I kept calling and asking her can i call her bae and she repeatedly said no and i ignore her and saying stuff like she gonna be bae anyways and she hung up. Right then there i shouldve call back and apologize but i didnt she texted me that morning to tell me i was very rude towards her and she thought i would call back and apologize. I honestly didnt mean anyharm. Whem i see her face to face i never call her bae,boo or any of those words. Afterwards i texted her i truly deeply sorry i was but she didnt respond. I texted her the next day to ask for her forgiveness and to accept my apology but she didnt respond. What should i do? I regret that she had to tell me i was rude instead of calling her right back to apologize

    • Hi Cordell,
      I would let it go for awhile…next time you see her just try and be polite. Give it some time and hopefully she will forget about it.

  6. hi am Nathaniel i need a serious help…my best friend came to spend the night with me and we had sex now she is bad at me…don’t no what to do and i dont what to miss owr friendship please help me

    • Hi Nathaniel,
      First, you need to decide if you want her to be your girlfriend or your friend. If you think what happened was a mistake, and you just want to be friends, then you should speak to her in person (never by text). Tell her exactly what you wrote me – that you care about her as a friend and that you don’t want to mess up your friendship. Then, give it some time (maybe she secretly likes you). If you decide that you would like her to be your girlfriend then you should also talk to her in person. She is probably just confused at the moment and is waiting to see how you will react.
      Good luck!

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