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Asking for ForgivenessAsking For Forgiveness Letter Template

 

 

 

 

Dear __________________,

Regarding the situation/time where/when I ________________________________________________________________

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Describe the situation and behaviors in detail.

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I have been holding feelings of _________________________________________________________________________
Label the specific feelings

And I have been holding these feelings ever since __________________________________________________________

Holding on to these feelings have cost me ________________________________________________________________

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And what these feelings have done to me is _______________________________________________________________

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My payoff in keeping these feelings has been ______________________________________________________________

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The possible difference it could make in my life if I could let these feelings go is ___________________________________

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The fears I have in letting go of these feelings are __________________________________________________________

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I am asking if you will forgive me for the hurt I caused. Will you forgive me?

The behaviors I want to show you are ____________________________________________________________________

And the words I want to say are _________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for your loving presence.

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