18 Texts That Say “I’m Sorry”




While it’s important to give a formal apology in person when you’ve messed up, it’s also good to follow up with a phone call or text to remind your spouse how sorry you really are. Sending “I’m sorry” texts shows that you’re trying to rebuild trust and repair your relationship. Now these texts are to help inspire a more in depth conversation and please make them personal… make them your own.

I am sorry for arguing with you. I want us to be a team. Please forgive me, babe.

  • I’m sorry for avoiding our issues. I’m sorry for not showing up and working on our marriage, especially when you’ve needed me. I’m sorry for neglecting your feelings.
  • I want you to know that I love you and take responsibility for the words I said. I promise I’ll work on thinking before I speak.
  • Angry is ugly, forgiveness is sexiness. Forgive me please?
  • I’m apologizing because I value our relationship more than my ego. I’m so sorry my love.
  • I am extremely sorry for hurting you yesterday and want your forgiveness. I love you.
  • I don’t know what to say but to apologize for being such a jerk. I hope you can eventually look beyond this mistake and forgive me.
  • I feel like the worst person in the whole world. I’m truly sorry and want you to know that you didn’t deserve that.
  • I want you to know that I am willing to get help for our marriage. I will do whatever it takes to make sure we are happy and thriving.
  • I need you in my life and I’m very sorry about last night.
  • If I could, I would take back all the things I did to hurt you. But since I can’t, please consider forgiving me. I want us to work on healing our marriage.
  • You need to know that I was a fool. I allowed my pride to get the best of me. I forgot that you are on my side. That you are my best friend. I love you so much.
  • I want to validate how you’re feeling.
  • You are completely justified in feeling that way.
  • I love that you help me become a better person. I need you in my life. You are my everything.
  • You are the kindest person I have met. Forgive this fool who can’t live without you.
  • I know forgiving me will take time and is a process. I am waiting patiently. You’re worth it. We’re worth it.
  • You mean the world to me and I want to do everything I can to make up to you for last week. Let me know if there’s anything I can do or say that will show you how much I am sorry.
  • I’m sorry for putting work before our marriage. It’s not healthy and it’s making you feel unimportant. Please forgive me.

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Written by Meygan Caston 

Meygan Caston is the co-founder of Marriage365 and lives in sunny Southern California with her husband Casey, their two children, and dog Hobie. She loves her family, the beach, writing, spa days, and helping couples connect in their marriage. Her life long dream is to live with the Amish for a month, walk the Camino, and have lunch with Brené Brown.

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3 thoughts on “18 Texts That Say “I’m Sorry””

  1. All of these statements are wonderful but should be conveyed in person and not via text. I feel like kids these days are not learning this important concept that not every conversation is meant to be digital. Then again, I come from a different generation (36 y/o).

    1. Nicole, the beginning of the article also emphasizes this point. “While it’s important to give a formal apology in person when you’ve messed up, it’s also good to follow up with a phone call or text to remind your spouse how sorry you really are.”

      I would agree that you should be having these conversations in person, but it couldn’t hurt to let your spouse know while he or she is away that you are still thinking about the situation and still feel that you should humbly continue to apologize.

      There have been occasions when I make rude comments to my husband on his way out the door for work. Just something small like “You’re just annoying me, go to work!” …. I immediately regret those words. So I think it would be important to let them know right away that I was wrong, rather than continue to dwell on my shortcomings. Of course a conversation when they get home would be the next healthy step. I see nothing wrong with sending a text in the moment of feeling regret or guilt so you and your spouse can have a better day (or reiterating what you had previously discussed).

  2. So how do you convey the most important apology when you’re going through an in home separation? She’s having a tough time with me discussing all the mistakes I’ve made. She needs space and time, but how do I tell her that I love her more than anything?

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