That when someone is grieving a loss, any loss, one thing you shouldn't say is "I know just how you feel"? Because you don't. Even if you have been in a similar situation, you didn't have the RELATIONSHIP with the person they lost, you didn't have the exact same experience they had. So you don't know. And it really doesn't help. You can say that you empathize, but you don't know. So you shouldn't say you know.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Apr. 18, 2010 in Just for Fun
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
Honestly, when my dad died 10 years ago having people say they were sorry and that they knew how I felt DID help me. Maybe they didn't know exactly how I felt to the core but if you are close to a parent and they die the odds are you still have a hole in your heart and feel like someone has punched you in the chest & the stomach at the same time with a battering ram. Hearing "I am sorry" DID help...they were sorry for my loss of someone I loved so very much, sorry that I was in pain, sorry that I was devastated. So, it doesn't affect everyone the same way to hear those words.
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