I'm a surviving family member of a murder victim. I'd like to offer a few perspectives on what to say to victims of trauma.
Listen. Just listen. Don't try to fix the person or make it all right or recommend the latest hot therapies. There are no magic words, but there is magic silence. Trust that the presence of another human being, one who is listening deeply and compassionately, can be healing in itself.
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