Something that has always been a challenge for me is consolation. I feel the want to support, and comfort so strongly when someone I know needs it.. but get deeply lost in convincing myself that I'll do it wrong. That a hug isn't what they want or need, they need a solution to this problem or a way to distract themselves from a loss. My logical thought process on this subject has left me appearing distant and uninterested more than I'm sure I even know about. I'll be the first person to say I don't need a hug, so that's where I'm starting. If I can pry myself open to feel the benefit of consolation then I can learn to be natural when giving it back. At least that's my hypothesis.
To all my friends I didn't hug, I'm sorry, I really wanted to.. and that's the last apology you'll get.