Please, please don't use these cliches to comfort someone who's lost a loved one. I know people are trying to help, but sometimes the best help comes in the form of silent companionship.
  1. Everything happens for a reason
    Really?! Please tell me the reason that my loved one had to get cancer and die at age 9. Or why a doctor overdosed my brother on accident at age 26. Oh, you can't? Then please don't offer this wisdom.
  2. It's God's will
    If this is God's will than he can go f@ck himself, because I don't want his will in my life.
  3. He/she is in a better place now.
    What place could be better than a man/woman with his family and friends who love him? If you don't know where this better place is, let's not make grieving people have to imagine it.
  4. His/her passing will allow you to be grateful for the small things in life.
    I think I could've found a way to do that on my own. You know, without the dying part.
  5. Time will make things better.
    That's not always true, so please don't try and give me false hope. Sometimes the best that we can do is learn to live despite the pain, not without it.