How to Write Comforting Letters to the Bereaved: A Simple Guide for a Delicate Task

1st Edition

John D. Haley

Routledge
Published June 15, 2001
Reference - 48 Pages
ISBN 9780895032560 - CAT# Y316516

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Summary

"How to Write Comforting Letters to the Bereaved" guides readers through the delicate task of penning their thoughts and emotions to friends or family members suffering the loss of a loved one. It lays out an array of suggestions, precautions and examples in a clear and informed style. This friendly, easy-to-read guide enables professional caregivers and lay readers alike to quickly take what they need from a number of considerations, such as: how to start such a letter; how to elaborate on the relationship, the loss, and its meaning to the reader; various ways to help survivors regardless of geographic distance; important precautions about what to avoid; different approaches to talking about religious faith; the inclusion of humor; plus follow-up letters long after the funeral; and more.

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