Friends don’t know it all.
Have you ever sat down and your friend has a lot to share, going on with this and that… and you start wondering if you are distracted because you seem to understand what the problem is.
We all have friends to lean on, and those that lean on us. And I would say it’s normal to fail to understand the problem you’re friend is going through, Actually I would say, it’s ok to say “Buddy I have no idea of what you are talking about..” than claim to understand and give wrong or insensitive advice. Being someone’s friend does not give you super power to solve every problem.
I don’t mean to be rude, but honestly some of those issues we tell our friends are just beyond them. Well we may need someone to cheer us up but let us not go to the last detail explaining the dots and commas in our lives.