I realize that for them to say/acknowledge it means they have to be mindful and aware of the types of things no one wants to be mindful and aware of. They likely don't want to see a person they care about in pain.
But. Here's the the thing: acknowledged, or not, there is still pain. And, even worse, I feel even more pain because of the denial of my circumstances and because a lot of what a person says or does often says more about theit discomfort than it does to help mine. Plus, it often leaves me feeling worse.