How to Have a Difficult Conversation

It's time to address that thing that needs to be said.

Whether it's at work, socially or at home, all relationships hit points where difficult conversations arise.

Whether it is an uncomfortable topic, awkward moment, making a request, asking for change or seeking resolution… here is a step-by-step process to follow.

This will prepare you masterfully for how to have a difficult conversation. Get clarity, bolster your confidence and be courageous – YOU CAN DO IT!

Steps for How to Have a Difficult Conversation

I'd love to hear your questions, experiences or feedback, so scroll down to leave a comment below.

Warmest wishes, Bernadette

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12 Responses

  1. B your insight & amazing ability to understand & recognize human frailties is unbelievable. I love your positive messages each day & how absolutely relevant they are. With this video you have given me the courage to move forward with a difficult & very life altering conversation I need to have. With love & thanks.

  2. Thank you B for the wonderful, power-packed video and information you convey. Your blogs on “24 Wise Questions to Ask Yourself” and “28 Habits that Block Your Happiness” are right on target for me. “Steps to How to Have A Difficult Conversation is thorough and all encompassing. Thank you for all of the powerful information.

  3. Do you believe it to be a good idea to write out a “difficult conversation” as if the person was sitting there, email it and then, allow them time to think about it, especially if it has been a situation that has not been resolved for 4 years? It keeps popping up

    1. Hi Michele
      Yes I do believe that each situation deserves consideration for what communication method will best serve the outcome, the people involved, the sensitivities. I have many times see the power of using a written communication as a way of explaining one’s feelings and requests, and desires for something to be improved in a relationship, and how that allows the other person time to read, digest and reflect in their own time, without the pressure of having to respond on the spot, allowing time for their own feelings to be felt and processed before replying etc. There are many times when a written communication is actually far more appropriate and powerful than an in person conversation. It’s about knowing the audience/person you are trying to communicate with, how they will best receive and process information, and what the past dynamics have been, and finding NEW ways to break free of past dynamics eg. if the same topic always ends in conflict/arguments/pain when in person, then perhaps trying a written letter is a great new option. Wishing you the best, B

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