How can someone show empathy to the other? Some ways
When something terrible happens to a friend or loved one, it can be difficult to know what to say.
That’s why we often reach for one of these common responses:
“Everything happens for a reason.”
“This too shall pass.”
“Just look on the bright side…”
“God has a plan.”
“I know how you feel.”
“He’s in a better place now.”
“This could be a blessing in disguise.”
“Something better is around the corner.”
Although these statements sound good in theory, they rarely do much to help the other person feel better. Instead, it often minimizes the other person’s pain and does little to connect with how he or she is feeling.
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