'I know how you feel'. The sentence you should never say again
If you ever happen to be on the shoulder where someone will lean and cry, just offer it without saying many words. Especially without saying the famous sentence: I know how you feel.
That in fact you have no way of ever knowing how anyone other than yourself feels.
It takes the focus away from the man who is suffering and seeking comfort.
We can look very insensitive in fact, even if we start from the good to look empathetic.
All this man needs is a listener. So just listen to it.
* Bright Side Source