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    What should I say in this situation?

    When somebody has some problems in life or is going through a difficult time, what should I say for consoling and comforting?


    I hope things get better?
    I am thinking of you?

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    Re: What should I say in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    When somebody has some problems in life or is going through a difficult time, what should I say for consoling and comforting?


    I hope things get better?
    I am thinking of you?

    Both of the above are fine.

    Or, if it is a good friend, say

    I'm sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time, let me know if there's something that I can do for you.

    I'm sorry to hear that, I have thought that there's somehting bothering you. I hope it gets better soon.

    I'm sorry to hear that. Let's go out to have a nice lunch, my treat, maybe that will take your mind off things for a while.

    I am not a teacher.


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    Re: What should I say in this situation?

    Hang in there.

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    Re: What should I say in this situation?

    Or can I say I am praying for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    When somebody has some problems in life or is going through a difficult time, what should I say for consoling and comforting?


    I hope things get better?
    I am thinking of you?
    You can say:
    Don't worry, time will heal every thing.
    Don't worry, things will get better.
    Have patience, most likely better time is very near.

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    Re: What should I say in this situation?

    And what about when a person has just lost someone in life?

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    Re: What should I say in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Or can I say I am praying for you?
    Try to avoid this unless you know you're talking to a believer, maral.

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    Re: What should I say in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Try to avoid this unless you know you're talking to a believer, maral.

    Oh, thank you for mentioning.

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