Category Archives: Funerals, Death, and Dying

Writing tips: Find Just The Right Word When You Write A Letter, Note Or Email

Learning To Communicate Effectively: Lessons From Great Poets And An Irish Joke by Bill Funchion, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL A woman told me recently that she had a difficult time trying to understand the death of her young … Continue reading

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The Letter of Condolence: Never Say…

What You Say and Don’t Say When You Write A Letter of Condolence by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The following statements should never be used when you write a note or letter of condolence. Ditto for what you say when you … Continue reading

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How To Talk To A Child About Death

What You Say To Children About Death When you talk to a child about death and loss, right from the beginning let your child know that showing emotion is okay.  Boys especially have been socialized to think that it is … Continue reading

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WHAT TO SAY TO THE DYING: PART TWO

Death and Dying: What To Say To Someone Who Is Dying–Part Two Knowing what to say to the dying requires skill, courage,  and wisdom.  There is no way to know just how many individuals regret for the rest of their … Continue reading

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WHAT TO SAY TO THE DYING:PART ONE

Death and Dying: What To Say–Part One Want to know what to say to someone who is dying? Here’s advice about death and dying from “Final Conversations” by Maureen P. Keely, Ph.D. and Julie M Yingling, Ph.D. (We really like … Continue reading

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What Not To Say When Someone Dies. What To Say At A Funeral

What You Say When Someone Dies.  What To Say At A Funeral.  What To Say In A Letter Of Condolence By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. What to say when someone dies–what to say at a funeral, what to say in a … Continue reading

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Funerals

Men and women.  Always, especially if you can’t attend the funeral.  You should be prepared to spend serious money, because what you send will be placed in a line, and will be compared with floral arrangements from friends, relatives, and … Continue reading

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