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How to write a sympathy note, share condolences, comfort and support the bereaved

When someone you care about is grieving, it's hard to find the right words. What should you say in a condolence message? What common sympathy expressions should you avoid? What else can you do to comfort a bereaved friend? To help you support a grieving colleague, friend or family member, Legacy.com offers advice from condolence experts. Click on the links below to learn more about how to write condolence notes, what not to say and more.

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