gahhh. what the hell do you say to them for comfort?
yeah, your heading into the 50s, your jobs shit, retirements going to be fun when you're too tired to do the things you want to do now..
seriously though, my mum is hardly suffering compared to other things people are going through, but still it's not nice hearing ' you are practically invisible at my age'.
she barely ever moans and is usually positive/friendly/selfless.