What to say to a parent who suddenly loses their child?
February 21, 2011 8:47 PM Subscribe
I just found out that a coworker lost her daughter today in an accident. What on earth do I say to her when I see her later this week?
posted by bookmammal to human relations (33 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
A coworker's college-age daughter was killed today in a car accident. Her mom is a single parent and she and her daughter were extremely close. Her daughter was her only child. I know that there is absolutely nothing that I can say or do that will make this situation any less horrific. What DO I say to her when I see her at the visitation/funeral later this week, and, beyond that, when she eventually returns to work? Is "I'm so sorry" and "You have so many people who care about you" the only thing to say?