What to Say and What Not to Say

I have written about some of these things before and shared links to other articles. This is one of the best and most concise compendiums of what and what not to say to a bereaved person. After nearly 10 months, I have to say they are as true as anything and still apply. Originally posted on Grief and Gratitude, one of the blogs I now follow. Thank you Robin for your clear insights and sharing this with all of us.


Trust me, time does not heal all wounds.

About edcol52

The Infinite Fountain of Love and Loss flows unceasingly into the pool of memory and sorrow. I created this blog in response to the most dreadful tragedy every parent fears, the death of a child, our 24 year old son, Jake. We are now on an unimagined journey along this road of grief and recovery. If you can find some comfort within these pages, than I will have succeeded in some small measure.
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2 Responses to What to Say and What Not to Say

  1. Missy's Crafty Mess says:

    I agree grief is one wound that does not heal with time instead you adapt to it. Thanks for sharing the link.

  2. fireflyby says:

    I agree time doesn’t heal wounds. In my case, it took the ‘edge’ off, but heal? No.
    So many people make reference to the book of Job so I am always reminded of the ONLY thing that Job’s friends did that I thought was helpful… Job 2 verse 13 says that his friends, “sat on the ground with him for seven days and nights. No one said a word to Job, for they saw that his suffering was too great for words”.
    Sometimes I think words are just so inappropriate in the face of immense grief.


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