help your partner whose parent may be dying? His dad's cancer apparently spread, removing the lymph nodes didn't work. I feel so inadequate in this situation. I don't know how to comfort him? Or what the best way to support him is?

Like, I'm going to the ballet tonight and asked if he wanted me to come home instead. And he told me to do my thing because he has a lot of family arrangements to deal with and stuff. And I asked if he was sure, and he said yes, but I'm not sure if it's one of the situations where I'm supposed to do what he says or not?

I feel like that 30 Rock there, there broom GIF (insert with your imagination).

UPDATE: Okay, I'm definitely going home instead of the ballet. If anyone wants an orchestra ticket to tonight's NYCB mixed rep program, let me know in comments below.