Iím terrible at comforting people in a raw emotional state. I can usually figure out when I should have comforted someone but it doesnít happen. Itís to awkward for me physically or even verbally comfort someone. Physically, because thatís not my domain, verbally because in those situations I canít make the required BS sound sincere. Or I could, but Iím not willing to say what they want me to say.
On the other hand, I often find myself as the person who is consulted after theyíve calmed down, and just want to chat, be distracted, seek advice, or have someone listen to them. And this situation suits me, because Iím generally good at those things. I can help out someone I care for without having to feel insincere or out of my depth.