What to say and write in a text
When it comes to expressing your deepest sympathies to someone who has recently lost a friend or family member or mourning the loss of any other life changing situation, a sympathy text message may be suitable in ‘certain’ circumstances.
A supportive sympathy text, for example, is a thoughtful way to let that person know you’re thinking of them, but only if you regularly text with them. A condolence text, on the other hand, may seem out of place if you’ve hardly ever exchanged text messages before. Similarly, if the person grieving is a close family member or your best friend, a text message would be inappropriate because it isn’t personal enough for the relationship.
Consider your relationship with that person and whether a brief text message would bring them comfort in their hour of need. If you choose to send a text expressing your deepest sympathies, I still recommend sending a sympathy card or making a phone call. You could also let them know in your text that they don’t need to respond, which may relieve some of the pressure they’re under to respond to everyone who has sent their sympathies.
What to write in different occasions
Knowing what to write grieving friend can be intimidating and incredibly hard. It does not, however, have to feel either impossible or challenging. I’ve compiled a list of text messages you could write depending on the situation your friend is facing. Showing your support can make a significant difference in their feelings of loneliness following loss and heartbreak.
Be that friend who cares!
Remember, the worst thing you can do is to say nothing at all. As long as you speak from your heart, whatever you write is sure to offer comfort to your loved one during this difficult time.