What do you say to someone who is grieving or ill?
It’s not hard to find articles on the web that give you advice on what not to say. Some might even give you examples of better things to say. But I’d like to go further and talk about why certain things work and others don’t. I’d like to help you understand what is happening, and I’ll give you a simple rule to deal with these delicate situations.
Imagine you saw a movie with some friends. It’s a story about a man and a woman.