Tell me honestly – how do I answer that on a comment line?
The world is now reduced to reading rich snippets or coming to certain conclusions without reading anything.
How do I say words of Condolence?
Too many friends and acquaintances want to talk about how my loss affects them.
My friends died. I’m grieving. Don’t ask me what happened.
It has nothing to do with you.
Your goal should always be able to express compassion.
Your Words of Condolence for someone grieving.
You are not here to cheer someone who is recently bereaved.
Neither do you ask awkward questions to satisfy your curiosity on social media?
Be genuine when you express Words of Condolence for Someone Grieving
You need to honest with yourself about your thoughts, beliefs, and behavior before you can be true to your feelings and opinions.
What are the Right Words of Condolence for Someone Grieving
If you put in a little thought, you can find a way to comfort a grieving friend or family member. At my father’s funeral, I remembered having to answer a Spanish inquisition of neighbors, relatives, and kind friends.
How to Comfort Someone Without Words
The one who stood out in the sea of “well-wishers” was someone half my size in stature. She held on to my hand and stood by my side and never left me.
She didn’t say or ask anything and saw it to pass me some water when I needed it.
She pulled me away from curious people at the wake.
What I noticed was no one knew what to do or what to say. Every well-meaning wish sounded wrong.
What you can say to offer Words of Condolence for someone grieving
He/she will be dearly missed.
He/she is in my thoughts and prayers.
You and your family are in my prayers.
I hope you find some peace today.
Be kind to yourself.
I’m here for you.
I am saddened to hear about (deceased’s name) passing.
I am sorry that you are going through this.
I’ve lost a loved one before and can understand what you may be feeling.
Know that it’s okay to feel however you want to feel during this time, and I will be here for you.
May your memories of (deceased’s name) bring you peace.
You may want to think about changing what you say. It all depends on who you are speaking to, how well you know them. Do you even know who they are mourning?
What Not to Say When Offering Words of Condolence
Most of the time, it is easier to say the wrong thing to someone who is grieving – without even realizing it.
When someone is grieving, they are going through an emotional time.