etting the Atmosphere for Tough Conversations
Let’s talk about setting the atmosphere for tough conversations to break free from denial.
First of all, don’t have these conversations when you’re angry, upset, emotionally overloaded or in the heat of the moment. That’s like pouring gasoline on a roaring fire. It will explode and cause more damage.
When you are aware that you’ve been in denial and are ready to open that closet door or lift the lid off of Pandora’s box strategically prepare for the tough conversation. It can be a conversation you hold with yourself or one that you have with another individual.
If you are emotionally exasperated with pent up feelings it’s best to separate yourself with some distance or space before you have “the talk.”
Take a break: Go for a walk, jog, swim, play tennis, hike etc. Expend the pent-up energy and emotional angst that wants to erupt....