How to properly say goodbye to a dying person


Death is an event that each and every one of us will have to deal with because no one is immortal even our closest and most beloved people (even though we wish they were). Losing a loved one is a hard moment that can break us all, grief, sadness, longing, and sometimes regret are all feelings that manifest themselves when we lose someone special. However, when a loved one is going through their last few moments in life, we tend to be stronger for them, we laugh with them, cry with if necessary, and make them feel loved, wanted, and appreciated.

I still remember the day when my own mother passed away, she died right between my arms, it was really a heartbreaking moment, but I had to be strong for her, sadly I couldn’t. After a few months, when things were supposed to get back on track, a dark silence and deep sadness and grief dominated our house’s atmosphere because no one could move on and leave behind such an important person (I still miss her up to this day knowing that she died 10 years ago), even my father, the only person that I have never seen crying, the strongest person I know, broke down in tears hysterically because he lost the love of his life, he lost his companion, his wife.

The most important thing that you have to keep mind when spending time with someone who’s going through their final moments in life is to keep it together and not break down in front of them (if you feel like it, go out have air and come back), make sure to make every second count.

Keep in mind that if the dying person tells you that they are dying, face it, acknowledge the situation, and be honest with them. This actually comforts them more and helps them get ready to face the unknown journey of dying. The most important thing is to stay by their side and show them that you love them.

Also, don’t forget to tell them how much you love them, display your emotions (it’s fine don’t feel weak or ashamed) let the conversation take itself instead of controlling things tightly. Listen to them when they have things they want to say, focus on what they’re saying 1000% so that they feel appreciated and heard. Make sure to comfort them and tell them that everything is going to be alright, hold their hands, hug them (if allowed), laugh with them, cry with them if necessary, and let things flow.