Top 11 Things Not to Say to a Grieving Friend

Most people say the loss of a loved one is their number one fear.  downloadHere are the top 11 things NOT TO SAY when talking to someone experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one:

1. I know how you feel …
2. Time heals all wounds …
3. Let go … move on
4. Have faith …
5. Everything happens for a reason …images (1)
6. At least …
7. Be thankful …
8. They are in a better place …
9. At least you have XYZ. Count your blessings …
10. You are still young. You can have more children …
11. I don’t know how you do it, I couldn’t imagine …

Following are the top 8 things you might consider saying:

1. I love you …
2. I remember the time …
3. I gave to their memorial fund …
4. Do you want to talk …
5. I can do this task …
6. I have no words …
7. I am so sorry for your loss …
8. I am here for you if I can help you in anyway

Sources:

http://www.upworthy.com/5-things-i-didnt-want-to-hear-when-i-was-grieving-and-1-thing-that-helped?c=ufb6

http://stillstandingmag.com/2014/01/6-things-never-say-bereaved-parent/

https://www.today.com/parents/child-loss-what-you-should-should-not-say-parents-t30596



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