Dealing with Grief and Loss!
Grief and Loss: An Introduction
It’s also important to note that grief is not limited to feelings of sadness. It can also involve tangential feelings like guilt, yearning, anger, and regret that arise from loss and trauma. Emotions are often surprising in their strength and can be confusing for someone who’s never experienced loss before. Loss also isn’t necessarily defined by death and sorrow. Someone could find themselves grieving a painful relationship that ended abruptly. Another may mourn a loved one who died from cancer and yet feel conflicting relief that the person is no longer suffering. Grief is complicated.
Whether it was a parent, child, spouse- death was expected or by suicide this resource provides helpful information to help you cope with the death of someone you love.
Knowing What To Say
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.
5. My favorite memory of your loved one is…
6. I am always just a phone call away
7. Give a hug instead of saying something
8. We all need help at times like this, I am here for you
9. I am usually up early or late, if you need anything
10. Saying nothing, just be with the person
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
5. Aren’t you over him yet, he has been dead for awhile now
6. You can have another child still
7. She was such a good person God wanted her to be with him
8. I know how you feel
9. She did what she came here to do and it was her time to go
10. Be strong