Empathetic statements when you do not know what to say

When someone you know experiences a loss, it is natural for us to want to extend our support and love to them in the grief. Even so, it can be very difficult to know what to say and we may be scared of saying the wrong thing.

Unfortunately, there is no formula that guarantees we say the right words. In fact, the words that some people appreciate can be ones that others completely hate. Even so, there are many ways to show our care for them and some things that will typically be comforting to a grieving person.


What NOT to Say

In general, avoid saying things that may come off as

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