Someone I know recently lost one of their parents. I do not know how to react or say anything in this matter. I feel really sad and want to empathise with them but I fall out of words as soon as I open my mouth and end up saying, 'I am sorry.' This is far from what I mean but I am not great at giving condolences. How can I let the person know that I feel more than just sorry, that i feel really bad for them, and I really wish I could do something?
Any suggestions regarding the same would we welcome. Thanks!