I wish there were two different ways to say “I’m sorry.” One for when you’re legitimately sorry because you did something wrong or caused someone pain or whatever. And one for when something shitty happens to someone and you want to express the general sentiment that it sucks and you wish it hadn’t happened.
Mostly, I want to never have this conversation with my mother again….
Mom: [Describes something bad that happened to her.]
Me: I’m sorry.
Mom: Well, its not your fault.