words of sympathy
Post on 21-Mar-2017
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What to say AppropriateWords Of Sympathy Four Simple Tips
Writer and photographer: Denise WozniakSpeaker and mother of deceased child
Inappropriate: I know how you must be feeling
Try this:I cant imagine how you must feelI can only guess how you must be feeling
Inappropriate: Time heals everythingThis implies a person will only miss someone for a certain amount of time.
Try this: Im so sorry
Inappropriate: Theyre in a beautiful place now
Not everyone has religious or spiritual beliefs. Its wrong to assume.If you feel comfortable with your ability and mutual friendship, offer your support (not religious or spiritual support).
Try this: Let me know if you want to share
Inappropriate: Everything happens for a reason
This can be particularly hard for a parent to hear from someone expressing sympathy or anyone experiencing a loss through tragic circumstances.
Try this: Life can be difficult to understand.
Its important to conquer your fear of what to say.If you dont know whether you are intruding, just ask.Be a good listener.Try to keep your sympathy simple.
Please feel free to let us know whathas helped you at times of loss.