Grief (noun): intense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death
If you know someone who is grieving and you think “I don’t know what to say” – just try.
Because just imagine if everyone took your approach. Where would your grieving friend be?
With no one to talk to. Genuinely thinking that you don’t care. Even if they don’t respond, they still know that you’re there and thinking of them.
One of the things that’s hurt me the most, in this whole journey, is the people who said nothing. The friends and family and colleagues who ignored my pain, who ignored my children.
If grief is uncomfortable for you, imagine what it’s like for the person going through it: if something is hard to do, perhaps it’s all the more worthwhile.
So what’s the one thing not to say to someone who’s grieving? Nothing.