I want to write an encouraging "hang in there" card to my sister, whose marriage is falling apart. She has decided to leave her husband (not infidelity related) and she's really struggling emotionally, but is in the stage of getting her ducks in a row before broaching the divorce talk with him. He knows, but they haven't said the words yet.
I want to send her a card that tells her I'm there for her and that things will get better - but I don't want to write those words in case her husband reads it. I want to encourage her, but not exactly throw the D word into the mix if you know what I mean.
I've been sitting her for 20 minutes trying to find something to say that won't sound like "sorry your marriage is ending, I'm sure another man will come along" but carries the same message of commiseration and hope for the future.