What to Text Someone Who Is Grieving to Comfort Them

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Written by Tamsen Butler for LoveToKnow

Although you might not feel like texting is the best way to reach out to comfort someone who’s grieving, sometimes it’s the most appropriate way to offer your condolences. The grieving process is all-encompassing and will zap even the strongest person of their emotional and physical energy. So, friends and family who’re dealing with a loss might not have the energy for taking on your in-person messages of support, no matter how well meaning they are. How to comfort someone over text through a loss can look different from person to person, so when you can’t be there to offer your comfort face-to-face, reaching out by text with genuine care is far better than not reaching out at all.

Butler, T. (2022, September 13). What to text someone who is grieving to comfort them. LoveToKnow. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from

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