Apology for reacting badly to your kindness

Personal Letter

Dear …

Please allow me to apologize for the way I have been behaving as of late. I know that I have responded inappropriately to your expressions of genuine care and concern. I am very sorry I hurt your feelings. The last thing I want to do is to hurt you. By no means will I try to justify reacting badly to you, however, I would like to explain why I acted the way I did. Hopefully, it will give you an insight as to where I was coming from.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been left on my own to sort out my own problems. It’s become a way of life for me. Never before, have I been shown such genuine compassion by another person, as you showed towards me. I understand that you were sincere in offering your concern for my situation and you cared enough to want to be helpful. It’s just that your mannerism was so foreign to me, that instead of simply being grateful and graciously accepting it as gesture of kindness, I nervously laughed it off, not really knowing quite how to handle it. That was wrong and I feel badly about it.

Thank you for being who you are, __(name)__, and for showing me how wonderful people really can be towards each other. You have given me a life lesson that I will hold on to tightly; a renewed belief in my fellow human being. I’m just sorry I had to have my eyes opened to this revelation at the expense of your feelings. Please accept my apologies for this.

I am so thankful to have__(you as my friend/you in my life/met you/etc.)__. You’re the best!