Your dad is probably the biggest support that you will have in your life. They say that the bond between a father and a daughter is the strongest there is – if a problem occurs, it is best to resolve it right then to make sure that it doesn’t affect the relationship. As a daughter, if you have been in a recent argument with your dad, apologizing to him immediately is the only way that you can keep him from being hurt for long.
Writing an apology letter is easy – if you are truly apologetic, it will show up in how you write your letter. Also, an apology letter will sound more sincere than a verbal apology which you may have done several times before. A letter will be concrete evidence that you will not repeat your mistake and are truly sorry for what you did. How does one write a letter of apology to one’s dad? One keeps it simple and sincere-sounding. That is about all that you need to make sure that your letter is taken positively.
Since you are writing to your dad, it makes sense to make it personal. While you do not need to be overly dramatic, putting in a little feeling is important. Here is a sample to follow:
December 6, 2016
I have been feeling absolutely terrible about the way things have been between us for the past few weeks. You and I have been so close the last few years that this particular situation now is not just uncomfortable, but unacceptable for me. I would like to apologize for the way I have been behaving over the past few weeks – it is only me who is to be blamed for things going sour between us.
While I do not want to give excuses for my strange behavior, I believe that you will be able to understand my odd conduct if I do explain what has been bothering me. I was not chosen as the lead actor in the school play this year, and that has really put a damper on my confidence. I know that you explained to me that one cannot be a winner every time, but I have been unable to shake off this feeling of uneasiness.
This matter probably sounds trivial as problems go, but you know how much I was looking forward to the role. I am working on myself to make sure that I do not let such a triviality bother me to the extent that I become rude and unapproachable – which apparently I have become. I apologize for that, Dad. I hope you can understand my predicament and find it deep in your heart to forgive me for the way I have been behaving.
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