April 23, 2021

Difficult Conversations [34/365]

At some point in your life, you will need to have a difficult conversation with someone you love. This will be even harder because you know that you will probably hurt the other person, even when that’s the last thing you want. But you cannot stay quiet any longer.

You’re going to be days living with an awful feeling. I know I am.

Try to be as empathetic as possible. The conversation was necessary, and it was the right thing to do, but it does not mean you should not acknowledge that the other person is suffering too.

There are some things that need to be said, or they will affect your life negatively. You’ll need a lot of courage to do it, but you’ll be better because of it, and your relationship will either improve, or it may unfortunately disappear. In both case, it will be beneficial for you and the people around you.

Be direct, but be kind.

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