You’re in a tough situation.
You want to be kind and thoughtful, but you also need to get your point across.
You want to preserve the relationship, but you also want to tell the truth.
You don’t want to hurt their feelings, but you need them to change their behavior.
You don’t know what to say.
We’ve all been in these tough situations. Sometimes it turns out well, and sometimes it doesn’t. Is there any kind of general advice we can follow that will help us handle difficult conversations more effectively? I think there is.