Talking with someone whom is grieving can be difficult.
We are nervous to say the wrong thing, so often we say nothing at all.
We don't want to make the bereaved cry, so we don't mention the name of their loved one.
We often just want to make the person feel better, and often we give sayings or give platitudes.
Here is a partial helpful list, from a renowned grief specialist, David Kessler.
The Best Things to Say to Someone in Grief
1. I am so sorry for your loss.
2. I wish I had the right words, just know I care.
3. I don’t know how you feel, but I am here to help in any way I can.
4. You and your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers.
The Worst Things to Say to Someone in Grief
1. At least she lived a long life, many people die young
2. He is in a better place
3. She brought this on herself
4. There is a reason for everything
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