When a friend or family member loses someone close to them, you may find yourself at a loss as to what to say.

If so, consider the words of Joan E. Markwell, author of Softening the Grief, and others as they share their thoughts and tips in Tina Donvito’s article “10 Things You Should Say to Someone Who Is Grieving.”

Also, check out the book Softening the Grief:

Softening the Grief