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

Is a sympathy note always necessary?

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “How do I write a sympathy note?” Most of us know how to write a note; after all we’ve been writing thank you notes for many years. But addressing the topic of death is challenging; what can we possibly say to make someone feel better after losing a loved one?

Loss is painful and when someone is hurting, it’s…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on November 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The impact of your loss on others

My father died decades ago and he was part of my life a very short time. My siblings and I don’t talk about him much yet his death was probably the most formative experience of our lives.


Our family had a joyous event last week when my nephew married and it pulled us together from near and far. The bride and groom honored family members who had died in their wedding program. I expected to see my mother included but finding my dad’s name surprised me. That, and the groom’s…


Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on November 1, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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