Sunday, October 11, 2015

Inspired Goodbyes | What to say when someone dies

"It’s important to remember that people don’t feel grief for just a few weeks after bereavement. It goes way beyond the initial busy period of arranging family flowers and funeral cars. It doesn’t go away a month after the funeral, either. In fact, grief can sometimes only hit people properly 6 to 12 months after the actual death. When the family and friends have gone home, the flowers have wilted and the phone stops ringing that’s when many find it hardest.

If you don’t know what to say, you can simply say you don’t know what to say. Don’t cross the street, don’t avoid their calls and don’t make excuses. If you know someone who has lost a loved one call them today. Pop round for a cup of tea. Get in touch somehow and just say you’re sorry, sorry somebody they love has died. Remember it’s not about you, it’s about them. "

Inspired Goodbyes | What to say when someone dies

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