Wny can't I support when I'm called on to support? Hey, it's not so simple.
In this instance, particularly: a friend has a parent with Alzheimer's. She asked to get together so as to [take her mind off it?] [explore the subject?] [breathe?]
At the moment, I'm surrounded by population changes, structural changes, downsizing due to losses, shifting alliances...I could go on and on. But most significantly, I have "feelings" about older parents whose health is failing. Now, I am not coping with what my friend copes with every day. So why can't I look at it? Am I even being asked to look at it?