My girlfriend's mum is terminally ill with some heart issues, and is currently in the intensive care unit in hospital in an induced coma. My girlfriend doesn't really talk about how she feels, but is obviously very down. Her mother has been ill since she was born, with a very rare heart disease that I forget the name of, and she always knew that she might not make it into old age (her mother is only in her 30s and my girlfriend is only 19, sorry if this isn't the right website for this sort of question but didn't know anywhere else to ask). She mostly just tries to get on with it but her mum is considerably ill. I'm trying to be there for her if she ever wants to talk, without being too pushy, but I don't feel like I'm helping at all. I'm no good with reading emotions and have literally no idea how best to show you're there for someone and to provide tangible, practical support. What would be the best way of going about helping her? We haven't been together for very long, only a few months, and don't feel like it's appropriate for me to get involved too much. Just looking for any advice really, on how I can make this as 'easy' as possible for her. Thank you in advance.