Sharing in case anyone is interested in reading this article.
I came across this article today, and it is a succinct and honest look at what you can say to someone who has lost a son or daughter.
There is also one thing you may never say, “I know how you feel”.
This is the No. 1 phrase to avoid when consoling a grieving mom or dad.
“It’s not permitted to say that to a bereaved parent unless you are a bereaved parent,” Livingston said. “It betrays such a lack of understanding of what the bereaved parent is going through.”
People are sometimes tempted to list their own periods of grief — the death of their grandmother or a beloved family pet — as a way to sympathize, but those are not equivalent losses, he noted.
“To try to explain to people that this is the kind of loss that transforms you into a different person, that you will…
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