I'm unable to comfort someone
So today my best friend told me her mom died. And she was crying and I didn't know how to react. I too known her mom for a long time but even still I didn't feel anything in particular,a bit of shock but that was it.
I told her I was sorry to hear that and if she needs me to do anything for her to let me know. But that was it. I feel like since we're best friends that i should be doing something more to try and comfort her but don't know how since i can't grasp at how she may be feeling.
Like don't get me wrong I've cried when one of my pets died but when my grandad passed I didn't cry. Same with my great aunt. And my other aunt.
When it comes to people I seem emotionally inept in certain areas.
Such as trying to comfort someone. I never could and I don't know how.
I don't know how i should approach her or what i should say. I guess you could say I need advice
Or guidance in the right direction as to what I should do.
What do people normally do to try and comfort someone?