It’s hard to have a conversation when only one person wants to talk.
Usually when there’s something difficult I need to talk about, I try to set up a time. Sometimes a neutral location, or going on a walk, can really help as well. Something where neither person has an emotional upper hand, and both have agency in coming to the table.
It doesn’t always work, and I don’t always remember. The more I’ve bottled something, the worse I get at employing these techniques.
What’s the best way to have a difficult conversation?