Dr Danielle Forshee speaking to Bustle Magazine about 21 Texts To Send Someone Who’s Grieving
Expressing condolences to a friend who is grieving is a delicate matter. Being available for hugs if they need them or having your ear on call for when they’re ready to talk is important. But in the meantime there’s always supportive texts to send someone who’s grieving. Remember that language is crucial. And there are a number of ways to express your condolences without saying something less than heartfelt.
As therapist Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D, LCSW tells Bustle, “a lot of times acquaintances feel uncomfortable with how to reach out or what to say when there’s a loss and that discomfort can come through if you’re sending a DM versus reaching out on their cell phone.” Whether through a phone call or a text, Dr. Forshee says “presence” is amongst the most important tenets for conveying support in a text. Instead of only saying that you’re sorry, you can also let that person know that you’re available to offer them comfort in person. Even if it’s just to pick up groceries.
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