If you don’t have the emotional capacity to be empathetic, all you have to do is just simply listen. That in and of itself is a form of empathy. Don’t feel like you need to say something to make them feel better. Don’t give easy answers and platitudes. A listening ear and a comforting hug is as healing as any words could ever be.
Thank you for sharing this! I’m sorry for your lost, and I do understand having lose one closet brother at the age of 26 years old, and havin listenign to other pain without doubt but from parents arounf 60 years old…well, I can’t relate to your point of view.