Being There: What to Say and Do in the Aftermath of Loss
Many of us experience times when we don’t know what to say to a grieving loved one or friend. We worry that we’ll say the wrong thing, so we say nothing at all. We tell ourselves people need space when we’re really just avoiding our own feelings. We end up repeating the lines of a greeting card verbatim.
The founders of The Dinner Party—an organization that connects mostly 20- and 30-somethings who have experienced significant loss to one another for bi monthly potluck meals—asked their community about the best and worst things people said to them when they were struggling. Their insights can help you support your friends who are going through difficult times.