Re: RE: How do you react to a loss? Home › Forums › Writer’s Digest Forum › Take it Outside! › How do you react to a loss? › Re: RE: How do you react to a loss? December 3, 2007 at 5:14 pm #352896 jshashatyParticipant I’m so sorry. That’s what you say if you haven’t gone through it yourself. If you have, you can say: I know how devastating it is to lose a child. Plenty of hugs and listening.