On tough conversations

Where you’re frustrated, you have to learn how to have tough conversations. A large part of that is becoming comfortable with confrontation. Coming to someone with your specific frustrations with them, especially a friend or family member, is tricky, but I’ll ask you this: What other remedy do you have? You can continue to be annoyed or mad at the things they do or don’t do, or you can talk to them and figure out a way to make it work. This will have to happen in the workplace, with your significant other, and with your kids much later down the line. The best advice I can give you is to go in with a plan, and don’t forget that tough conversations are still just conversations. Allow the other person to speak, explain themselves, and be as free in their expression of grievances as you are.