The Many Ways to Say Sorry Without Saying "I'm Sorry"


There’s no denying that people make mistakes. We all do. Especially and more often so to our significant other. On certain accounts, we do it intentionally but most of the times, we don’t realise that we’ve accidentally offended that person. The only right thing to do to end the misunderstanding is to immediately apologise. However, depending on the degree of nature of the hurt, it may take your partner more than just a typical “sorry” to fix the damage done. If that last statement confuses you, don’t worry, we are here to help you sort out this mess.

There are many other methods to say sorry without having to speak out the words “sorry”. The key is to be sincere. But if you want a more creative approach to your apology, here are various ways that you can apologise without saying sorry.

1.    Make a scrapbook


Make a cute scrapbook compiling some of the sweetest moments the both of you have together. You can stick pictures with captions reminiscing the times spent and how it meant so much to the both of you.


2.    Create a mixtape of love songs

Find songs that express your apologetic feeling and gather them in one mixtape to be sent to your partner. Better yet, you could singalong to the song to really show you mean your apology. Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”, Akon’s “Sorry, Blame It On Me”, and Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” are good apology songs that will surely put a smile on your partner’s face.


3.    Give personalised gifts


This one requires you to put on your thinking cap to figure out the perfect gift to make and then give. Make something quirky like a small little knit case that can fit a powerbank, phone, sunglasses, or any other small objects. The effort to personalise a gift shows how much you’re sorry that you’re able to go to that extent. Either way, your partner will surely appreciate your thoughtful gesture.


4.    Use bad but cute puns

Bad puns are harmless and simple yet funny way of expressing your apology. Give your partner a bag of nuts with a note saying “sorry I drive you nuts” or his/her favourite iced drink with “let’s break the ice” written on the cup.


5.    Cook dinner


They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach; that might be true even for a woman. Cook the best dish you know and have a romantic dinner set for the both of you at home with no distractions from the outside world. Also, baking a cake with words that say “I’m sorry” as icing is a good bonus.


Those are some of the sorrys you can express without having to say the actual word. Any other creative ideas to apologise? Share your ideas at the comment section below!