What Grievers Need To Hear

People who have never lost a loved one try to help but often their comments are hurtful.  Below are what grievers need to hear from family and friends.

  • I wish I had the right words, just know that I care.
  • You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.
  • I love you.
  • My heart aches for you.
  • I am so sorry for your loss.
  • I don’t know how you feel, but I am here to help in any way I can.
  • My favorite memory of your loved one is…
  • I am usually up early or late, if you need anything.
  • I miss them too.
  • Saying nothing – just be with the person.

2 Responses

  1. Cynthia L. Novick
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    All my friends do not bother with me anymore. Some moved away and do others do not want to keep up the friendship. I guess I’m crying all the time and make them feel miserable. My husband died on Dec. 5, 2014…. we had a marriage of almost 53 years (11 days short of our anniversary) and I can’t seem to move on. I don’t go out even on a nice day. I just can’t get myself motivated to do anything. I feel like my heart was put in a hole with him. I don’t know why I’m alive. I wonder why I wake up when I do sleep. Thank you for letting me express myself.

  2. Mary Francis
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    Don’t give up on yourself – your life is worth living. Reach out and make some new friends that understand your grief. Talk to local Mental Health, Churches and Social Groups to find something to do that will bring some balance back into your life. Check out the resources on the website and read all the positive material you can. You matter!!! Mary Francis

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