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When to send a Condolence Letter

Posted: September 6th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Condolence messages are appropriate to send to the bereaved or the family of the deceased. The condolence messages you send provide comfort and console the bereaved.  Nonetheless, if sent too late or written inappropriately, they could have an opposite effect. Sending a condolence letter too late may cause the grieving person who is beginning to overcome the grief relapse into the depression state. A hurried letter on the other hand could make the bereaved feel that the sender does not care at all.

A letter of condolence should be sent immediately after hearing of the death. The family will need all the support after the death of their loved one. The grief of the bereaved will be slightly relieved as they consider the thoughts and sentiments of family and friends. If you are away or sick at this time, it is considerable to send a condolence letter a few months after the funeral. Notes, cards and letters received at this time continue to help the healing process.

Do not send sympathy messages or letters after three months have passed since the death since this could impede or reverse the process of healing. Keep in mind that different people have various needs t recover from a loss. There is no definite time in which the grieving person is expected to recover because the healing process is very personal and will depend on several influences.

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