My late Uncle Sam liked to play poker with a group of his contemporaries. He would always say:
You Have To Pay To See George.
It was his way of saying that you had to Call to see the other guy’s cards. In this context, in order to understand what the situation really is, the only thing that you can do is convey your truth in order to understand how the other person really feels. From what I’ve seen here and in other places is that people often do not prepare for what they are going to do. They don’t think about what they are going to say and how they are going to say it. They have no documented information upon which to draw. They may as well be just twisting in the wind. It is not unlike taking a test in school. The better that you are prepared, the less stress, anxiety and fear there is.
My hope for this forum is to give people some tools and things to think about BEFORE they just blurt something out. I suspect that is almost always a one-way conversation that is EXTREMELY difficult to reverse.