Difficult Conversations

Have you ever had to have a difficult conversation with someone you cared for deeply?  I'm talking about the kind of conversation that no one ever really looks forward to; the kind of conversation that has the power to change the relationship completely; the kind of conversation you don't know how to start and yet you feel must happen eventually if things are to change.   

There are many books, lectures and talks on how to do this effectively while keeping as much emotion out of the equation – be as brief and as factual as possible, plan ahead of time, use the recommended steps, use the recommended templates, sandwich the difficult partbetween two easy parts, and on and on.  Each method brings with it its own advantages and in the end, you are still the one who must have that talk.  No one else can do it for you. You have to be the courageous one.  

Now imagine if that conversation were to be with yourself.   

What would the topic be?   What would that be like?  

How would you be kind to yourself?  What resources do you need at this point in your life? 

Find the courage to have those conversations!