If you're not careful, your well-meaning condolences can make you sound like a total arse. The trick to offering your sincere sympathy to the bereaved is knowing what to avoid while you show your support. These are the seven big no-no's.
When a friend is down, it's natural to try to cheer them up. That may not be what they need most, however. As The School of Life explains, "jollying" your friend along may not be the best way to empathise with them.
Grieving the loss of a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially difficult when you have to get back to work. Being honest and upfront with your coworkers can make things a little easier for everyone.