Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – January 2011 Archive (2)

How to Write a Condolence Letter

It’s hard to write condolence letters. After all, you’re dealing with death and most of us want to avoid the topic. Death makes us feel vulnerable and sad and in that state of mind, we face the formidable task of reaching out to someone who feels much worse than we do.

 

But condolence letters are really important. Personal messages of sympathy go a long way in…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on January 31, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Empathize, don’t minimize loss

It happens. Seeking solace, you call a trusted friend or loved one and share some sadness; a family member’s diagnosis or a colleague’s death. But instead of consolation, you’re told a story of greater loss, even more disturbing than the one you’ve shared.  You’d hoped for comfort but the conversation leaves you frustrated and feeling…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on January 6, 2011 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

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