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What Not to Do In Grief: When it's better to say nothing

Updated: May 14, 2022

Introduction: The 5 Things you should never say to someone who is grieving

It's not always easy to know what to say when someone close dies. It can be difficult navigating the emotional roller coaster of grief and loss, and giving the right words at the right time.

In this article, we detail 5 things you should never say to someone who is grieving.

The following are some examples of phrases that are not appropriate: "She’ll be in a better place." Sometimes people say this to try and comfort another person who is grieving. It sounds well-intentioned but it can have a negative effect on the bereavement process. This phrase implies that death has a good outcome for everyone involved, which is not always true.

People do not always know how to show their emotions, and sometimes they express themselves in the wrong way. This is what makes grief counseling so important. As a society we need to be more aware of the impact that we can have on others.

As humans, we care about each other and want to help each other when they are struggling. But it's not always easy to know what to do or say.

Here are some things that should never be said to someone who is grieving:

  1. -It will get better eventually

  2. -It was just time for him/her

  3. -He/she is in a better place now

  4. -You will have children again one day

  5. - Keep going, you can get through this!

Do you think he/she would want this?

How not to do this in Grief? - Quotes About Strength

Grief is a difficult thing to go through. It can be hard to know what to say or do in order to help someone that is grieving. Many people find comfort and strength in quotes. They can be a great way of reminding someone that they are not alone, and they are not the only one who has gone through something difficult.

Quotes can be used in grief support and generally should not be done not do this when giving someone grief support. Instead of using quotes, communicate with the griever using genuine, heart-felt words. More Hugs, Less Words!!

How not to do this in Grief? - Self-Pitying Remarks

Self-pitying remarks are the remarks that we say to ourselves when we are feeling sorry for ourselves. They are a sign of low self-esteem and can lead to depression.

How not to do this in Grief? - Uninvited Advice

A grieving person is not interested in the advice that they are getting. They are looking for a community to share their feelings and experiences, but they do not want to hear advice that is uninvited. Grief can be a very personal process and people who have gone through it know what works best for them. However, when people give unwanted advice, it can be upsetting and frustrating because you may not want to hear what they have to say.

Conclusion: What you should never say in grief

This article will help you to avoid saying the wrong thing in a difficult time. It will help you to know what to say and what not to say.

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