I have a friend who's going through a very rough time, including a breakup. I don't speak to her very frequently, and we live nine hours apart - but she posts regular updates on her life on social media. I leave comments when she does, but I want to reach out to her beyond that and express sympathy and support - but don't really have an entire conversation planned out, just some form of, "hey, I'm here, and I support and care for you."
If I say anything like that, I'm worried that I'll come off as creepy, or as someone who's trying to manipulate the situation to gain a romantic or sexual foothold...and that my attempt to help lift her spirits will in fact sink them further. How could I best express this support?
We met at a LARP that was halfway between where we both live. We were never super super close, but talked a lot more in the months following than we have since. I routinely comment on her status updated about her life, and we've talked over DM about some pretty intimate things here and there, but in very few, very brief spurts. She has a history of attracting predators, so I'm extra worried about coming off as one.