Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What Not to Say to Those Grieving

This blog is about what not to say to those who have lost a young person:
1. You need to get over this and move on. - Death of a young person is something you NEVER get over. You simply learn how to move on as you create a new normal.
2. I am sorry that I made you cry. - Tears are cleansing and helpful.
3. Will you have another child? - This comment is for people who have lost a young child. Don't ask.
3. I know how you feel, I lost my 99 year old grandpa who lived five states away and I didn't know. - Seriously??? Unless you have lost a perfectly healthy young person, you don't know.
4. Call me if you need anything. - Only say this if you don't want to help.

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