What NOT to say…

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“Don’t think about it”
“I know how you feel” (you don’t)
“I understand”
“You shouldn’t feel that way”
“It was God’s will”
“You’ll get over it”
“You’re so strong”
“Get on with your life”
“You should be over it by now”
“Be thankful you have children”
“You’ll find someone else”
“S/He wouldn’t want you to be sad”
“If only you had- ”
“It could have been worse”

What TO say…

“How are you doing”
“What were they like?”
“What can I do for YOU?”