Not knowing what to say to someone about their difficult news? Why do we tend to turn this into a problem? How about honouring our feeling? Because this does not stop us from being with the other in a helpful and meaningful way. Because not knowing what to say is ok.
Why does not knowing what to say leave us feeling uncomfortable? How about honouring what we feel, first, and then see where that leads us regards a response to the other? Why this concern with what to say and how to get it right?
Why Meaningful Communication Doesn’t Always Need Words — by Karin Sieger

https://karinsieger.com/not-knowing-what-to-say/