Q: A friend of mine just lost her baby at 38 weeks of pregnancy. She has received many condolences, yet doesn’t know how to respond. Giving an “It’s okay,” is making her uncomfortable because it isn’t OK. She feels completely the opposite. How can she give a response without giving all the details?
A: Your friend shouldn’t be expected to say “It’s okay,” nor does she have to go into details. She may simply write or say something along the line of “Thank you for your kind words. Your caring and support mean a lot to me.”