Day 33 – Hard conversations

I was listening to a podcast today and they were talking about having hard conversations. They discussed how hard people find it to have hard conversations, particularly between partners in a relationship.

Now, I know that hard conversations are called hard for obvious reasons. They are never comfortable to have, they can be difficult and it sometimes leaves us feeling attacked and extra vulnerable with a lot at stake.

Here’s the thing, having hard conversations are part of life and just as with conflict, we can’t run away from them for so long. Eventually, they will have to be addressed. The earlier we do so, the better.

Having these difficult conversations with people, friends, partners and so on also help strengthen bond and trust. Yes, they could leave you feeling attacked or vulnerable but if they are necessary, and will be addressed one day (because one can’t run forever), isn’t it wise that we have them?

Shouldn’t the step to take be how to have these difficult conversations?

2 Comments

  1. Genevieve said:

    This is one of the decisions i made this new age, to always have that hard conversation because at the end of the day it saves you a lot of damage
    Also hard conversation may not always yield a favouorable result for the meantime but in the long run you will appreciate it.

    July 4, 2020
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    • Odinakachukwu Ndukwe said:

      I’m glad you have decided that. I understand it’s never easy but it does save you lots of problems and in the long run, you’d appreciate it plus it strengthens you too. Thank you for you thoughts 🙏

      July 4, 2020
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