Resignation Letter Due to Family Commitments

Resigning from your present workplace? Not sure how to go about writing a resignation letter? Nothing to fear! Writing a resignation letter may seem like such a difficult thing to do, but once you have begun writing one, the flow takes care of everything.

There isn’t one reason for resignation letters seeming so difficult to write. Usually, resigning from a position where you have worked for many years is an emotional ride. Secondly, you never how your supervisor will react. And if there is a timeline involved (which there usually is), you will have to work around it to make sure that you do not offend anyone or leave any work unfinished. If your contract says that you have to give a certain notice period, make sure that you do. If you cannot due to an emergency, mention what your problems are.

If you are resigning from a position because you have family commitments to keep, you will need to outline the fact properly. While you do not really have to go into long accounts of your family problems, providing the crux of what has made you decide to resign is important. A resignation letter due to family obligations should be honest and clear. A little like the sample given below:

Sample Resignation Letter Due to Family Commitments


Wendy White
58 East Ave
Austin, TX 54774
(000) 891-9437
w.white @ email . com

December 20, 2016

Mr. Peter Sand
Project Manager
Ace Services
886 Steer Road
Austin, TX 17363


Dear Mr. Sand:

It is with a heavy heart that I am informing you of my decision to resign from my position as Project Officer for Ace Services. As my contract states that I have to provide a 30 days notice of my intention to leave – so my last day at the organization will be January 19, 2017.

As I once mentioned to you, my mother is suffering from dementia which has deteriorated her quality of life immensely over the past few months. Since her condition is worsening, I have no choice but to provide her round the clock care until she improves enough for her to sustain herself. I understand that I have some professional commitments that I need to fulfil as well, and I would like you to rest assured that they will be fulfilled. I intend to meet all my deadlines before the 20th of next month – if there is any leftover work, I will come in for a few hours each day to finish it off after the notice period as well.

Thank you for understanding my predicament at this very sensitive time – I hope that we can remain in touch and if my present family situation improves, I would like to work with you again.

Thank you,




Wendy White

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