The Mary Mac Show Podcast

The Mary Mac Show | What Not to Say to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative

The Mary Mac Show PodcastExactly what do you say to a friend or relative who is grieving a loved one’s death?

But even more importantly, what do you NOT say!

Most people who want to assist in some way a bereaved friend or relative, think they are saying the correct thing. But many times, the words they use can be hurtful and damaging to them.

If you’ve never been in this situation or if you have in the past and realized you really needed more knowledge on how to be more sensitive to the bereaved needs, this podcast is for you.

People who have experienced a loved one’s death need our compassion, love, tenderness and, above all, knowledge of what to say so they don’t make the pain worse.

They rely on their friends and relatives to do the right thing, to learn what that is, and to do it.

They are already in enough pain and are counting on you not to make it worse.

Also in this episode, we discuss how life is changing for them now. They are slowly building a new life and reevaluating who and what should be in it.

So listen in to Episode 15 where we give you specific language to help you support that special friend or relative who is grieving a loved one’s death.

2 thoughts on “The Mary Mac Show | What Not to Say to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative”

  1. Hi, Mary. A friend of mine recently lost his dad and I didn’t know what to say or how to react around him. I didn’t go over to see him because I didn’t know what to say if I’m face-to-face with him. I came across your podcast and I’ve listened to two episodes so far on what to say and what not to say. I have to say that this helped me a lot and I understand better now. Thanks.

  2. Thank you Anita. I’m grateful my podcasts helped you feel more comfortable to visit and support your friend who lost his Dad. So many of us just don’t know what to say and not say when in this position. Appreciate the comment. xoxo

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