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Talking about Sensitive Topics

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Sometimes, we face a sensitive situation in life.  Let’s learn some useful ways of expression below:

Bringing up a sensitive topicPrefacing a negative subject
 Can I talk to you for a minute? I don’t mean to be rude, but . . .
 Can I ask you something? I hate to tell you this, but . . .
 Do you mind if I ask you something? I don’t know how to tell you this, but . . .
 I need to talk to you for a minute. You might not like what I have to say, but . . .
 I have to tell you something. I wish I didn’t have to tell you this, but . . .
 There’s something I need to tell you. This may be unpleasant, but . . .
 There’s something I think you should know. This may seem blunt, but . . .
We need to talk.

 

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