What to write to someone whose relationship just broke up

Here on HTWB we have quite a lot of advice on what you can write to friends and family when someone has died, when someone has been diagnosed with a terminal disease, when someone just found out they have cancer, and a few more.

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Some people might think that to advise on what to write when a relationship breaks up is quite a different ballgame. But when this happens to you (and when it has happened to me) it’s obvious that this can be almost as traumatic an experience as a bereavement.

For a list of all 12 articles in this series on how to write well to people dealing with death, bereavement and other life sadness, click here. 

Here are some of the permutations of this sad experience, and how you might react to those if they should happen to someone close to you. [Read more…]