Just read another article today about what to say to your friend/work colleague/family member dealing with fertility issues. Really?! Is it really true that we forgot compassion, listening, accepting, being there, being nice, no matter what, no matter to whom? So we now need a whole new “science” what to say, what not to say, how to be more comfortable while listening to an “unpleasant” subject… I’d say, if we cannot come up with a nice something to say, just should not say anything, and then think for next time, it is not difficult and it costs nothing, thinking. To just be there and listen or whatever they call it these days. And shift focus from our unease to someone else’s needs!