When Someone is Grieving What to Say
We have experienced a lot of death this year. Some loved ones have died suddenly and others have died after a prolonged illness. Ugh. Sadness, confusion, anxiety, emptiness…just a few of the many feelings that come with grief and bereavement.
It occurred to me that – just as when illness strikes – many people don’t know what to say or do when someone dies. So, after having been a hospice nurse for over 10 years and also experiencing the death of friends and family, I’ve come up with a few recommendations for what to do for and say to someone who has experienced death. I hope that this helps, if even just a wee bit.