Expressing Sympathy The right thing to say…
Speak UP! • Say something supportive, even if you are nervous. • Let your friend know that you know. • It is important that your friend know you care
Unfortunate Situations • Hearing about the situation from your friend, you could say • Ex. I am very sorry to hear that • Ex. That’s really too bad. • Ex. That sounds terrible. I am so sorry!
Unfortunate Situations • Hearing about the situation from someone else. Talk to your friend • Ex. I heard that you and your family are having some difficult times. I am sorry to hear about that. • Ex. I was sorry to hear about your misfortunes.
Show you care… • Let your friend know that you care and that you want to help • Ex. How are you doing? Are you OK? • Ex. Let me know if there’s anything that I can do to help.