Has there ever been a time when you wanted to tell someone something, but the topic was awkward to address, so you never did?
Now flip the question.
Has there ever been a time when you heard something second hand and it was more upsetting than if the person had directly told you?
Communication is hard and having honest conversations isn’t easy. But most of the time it’s not circumstances that get in the way of being open… it’s our internal machinations – our assumptions and emotions – that stop us.