From:Jessica Landis
St. Louis, Mo.
Posted:15 Dec 99
Often when a friend is telling me about a recent unfortunate event in his or her life, I find myself wanting to say "I'm sorry." When I do, it implies that I feel personally responsible for that event. Is there a word or phrase that would express regret without implying responsibility?

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