• 25 Things NOT To Say To Someone Who Has Lost A Loved One

    Posted on March 25, 2014 by Cynthia Gossman in Coping With Death, Coping With Grief, How to Help Others in Grief.

    25 things NOT to say

    1.      I know how you feel

    2.      It’s just God’s plan/will

    3.      Just look at all the things you have to be thankful for.

    4.      He’s in a better place now

    5.      God needed another angel

    6.      She’s/He’s not suffering anymore

    7.      He’s at peace now

    8.      It was for the best

    9.      You’ve still got your other children/siblings or parent.

    10.  Don’t cry — crying only upsets you. 

    11.  She/He led a full life

    12.  God will never give you more than you can handle

    13.  Get a hold of yourself

    14.  It’s time to get on with your life

    15.  You are so strong, you can handle this

    16.  You must be strong for the kids

    17.  You’ll get over it in time

    18.  You’ll be okay in a year

    19.  This will soon end

    20.  You’ll be fine

    21.  Time heals all wounds

    22.  He/She is ALWAYS with you.

    23.  At least you had ‘X’ amount of time with him/her

    24.  You’re the man of the house now

    25.  You’ll find someone else

    If you or someone you know is struggling with the grief and mourning process after losing a loved one and is yearning for JOY restoration, please contact me.  I’ve been there.  I can help.  You need not travel this journey alone.

    Love and JOY,

    Cynthia – cynthiagossman@lifeafterlosshs.com 757-635-5379

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