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How do I tell my wife that a family member has just died with an illness they both have?
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Start with a very short opening. You don't want to just walk in and say, "so .... died today". Open by saying there is some sad news in the family. Keep it short. After your opening, just say what ...

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How do I deal with the problem of people who aren't listening to what I'm actually saying?
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I find that this happens when people have preconceived notions of what you might be talking to them about, or what the two sides of the given issue are. I deal with this by acknowledging what they are ...

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How to tell about a deal-breaker without it sounding like an ultimatum
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You need to go through a few distinct steps. Each will need time, and at least a few interactions for each one. Set the boundary Note her violation of the boundary Set the penalty Warn, and then act ...

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Father have a drinking problem, how to talk to him about it?
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First of all, you write very clearly what the problem is, which means you have a good understanding of what you are dealing with, and a solid position to start from. This phrase in your question ...

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Gracefully exiting a conversation with a needy person
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While they clearly can't handle abruptly ending the conversation, even after a long talk, giving them advance notice and taking some time can make it easier. I find it effective to tell people like ...

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How to communicate to friend that his ideas most likely won't work
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I don't think there is any interpersonal-skillful way to be a naysayer. What you have to do is give constructive advice, not negative feedback. So you question is how to pass along your negative ...

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