We default to these standard phrases when seeking to comfort others in pain. Unfortunately, these phrases actually make the pain worse.
If you genuinely want to comfort a grieving person, remove these words from your vocabulary: “But”, “Strong”, “Brave”, and “At Least”
Explore some other ways to support your loved ones after loss:
Resources Homepage for Friends and Family
10 Things to say to a loved one after the death of their child
The Phone call you never expect to receive; Supporting a loved one after the loss of child
Notes for the Support Team; Short notes to guide you in better support