Florence Isaacs's Blog – December 2013 Archive (2)

Top 10 Things Not to Say to the Bereaved

Q. During a recent funeral, I overheard someone tell the adopted son of the deceased, “Well, at least it’s easier for you that he wasn’t your real father.” How can people be so insensitive? The son was speechless. 

Some people do speak inappropriately to…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on December 19, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

What to Say When Someone Dies of AIDS

Q. What can I say or write to someone whose brother just died of AIDS? I haven’t heard much about AIDS in recent years, except for newspaper stories about epidemics in Africa. I thought people were living with it in the United States — that it was treatable. Also, I don’t know the circumstances. Is it OK to ask questions?…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on December 1, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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