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What words work best?

Here are some ways to start conversations with people you care about.

Check out how most of them start with ‘I’. ‘I’ statements help you to sound confident and take responsibility for how you feel, rather than putting the blame on the other person.

See which conversation starters might work for you!

Conversation starters

  • I’d like to discuss ________. I think we might have different ideas about _______.

  • I need your help with something. Can we talk about it (soon)?

  • I’d like to chat about ______ with you, but first I’d like to hear what you think.

  • Can we talk about_______? I really want to hear your feelings and share mine too.

  • I’d like you to help me understand what just happened. I think we have different ideas about _____.

  • I’d like to hear your thoughts on this.

  • I have something I’d like to discuss that I think will be important for our relationship in the long run.

  • Our relationship is important to me, so I’d like to see if we could reach an understanding about _____.