Best way to handle this situation?
Okay…here’s the deal. I have an acquaintance who I think the world of (he may or may not be aware of this…) I found out recently, and quite by happenstance, that he lost one of his jobs and is really hurting over this.
Without letting on that I know (which I feel might make him feel really awkward), how can I best be supportive of him? It literally could not have happened to a nicer guy, and it makes me rather upset to know this happened to him. Being a really empathetic person, I am really feeling his pain right now, and hate feeling helpless to do something for him. Advice?
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