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We’ve all been there. Someone you know is having a tough time. They are sad, or distressed, or even depressed. You want to say something to make them know that you care, but it can be awkward. What are the right words? Here are some expressions of sympathy and empathy for those moments when words just don’t seem right.
If a friend, co-worker, or family member is sick, you want to say something to offer tidings for better health. These sentiments will let them know that you care.
Sometimes a co-worker, friend, spouse, or relative just had a bad day and is feeling frustrated and sad. They may act angry or troubled. They could be anxious and/or distracted. You want to let them know that you care, and to give them some encouragement, so one or more of these phrases are appropriate.
Sometimes a friend or family member has been let down, or disappointed by something. Maybe they didn’t get a job, or broke up with a loved one. Here are some words and phrases that might be appropriate.
Maybe you know someone who is in serious trouble, and really needs help. It could be personal, and is often very stressful. It’s important that this person has some support. Give them your attention, and let them know that you won’t abandon them, by saying the right thing at this difficult time. Include yourself, and others who care, in your words.
What do you say to someone when their loved one has fallen seriously ill, or even passed away? It happens to all of us, and you want to say the right thing, but words can often fail us. Don’t let them! Show your support, love, and care with these expressions.
Above all else, if you know someone who is experiencing a difficult time, take a moment to say something to them to show that you care. It will make them feel better, and yourself, as well.