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What NOT to Write in a Sympathy Note

How to comfort a grieving friend?

A sympathy note is one of the toughest letters to write. As we struggle to find the right words to make the mourner feel better, we run the risk of instead seeming flippant or uncaring.

This article by writer Annie Tucker Morgan offers helpful guidelines for what not to say to a person who has lost a loved one. And if you feel stuck while writing an important letter and can’t find the right words, I can help.

Write on —

by Maryann Hammers — your solution for all writing and editing needs


2 comments on “What NOT to Write in a Sympathy Note

  1. Excellent article. I’m so glad more and more people are discussing the grieving process, its expectations, and how to help those who deeply grieve. Thank you for sharing sharing this article.

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