To my friend:
I’m sorry that I upset you today. I honestly did not mean to.
You seemed troubled and nervous and I wanted to make you feel better, but I ended up making you feel worse.
You told me something in confidence and I brought it to another’s attention.
I tried to make light of the situation and bring a little humor, but I ended up making you feel embarrassed.
I wanted you to see how great we all think you are, but I think it somehow made you feel the opposite.
I just wanted to support you, but I made you feel like I wasn’t.
Sometimes I say or do things with the best intentions in mind, but I don’t stop to consider how it will play out or that it may not be the right thing to do at the moment. I don’t think of how someone’s feelings may be separate from my own or that they may feel different in a situation than I would. It’s a flaw of mine that I will continue to work on.
My actions hurt you today and for that I am truly sorry.