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Part 1 | Direct Communication Series: Tackling Tough Conversations

SHOW NOTES: Episode 22

Today is part 1 of a 3 part series that I am doing on direction communication. On today’s episode, I am going to give you an introduction before we dive deeper in to this topic in the next two episodes. I talk about the different dynamics behind tough conversations and being prepared for them.

I share more about the importance of being equipped to have difficult conversations and finding peace in knowing that you have done your best. These conversations can be challenging, but they are necessary for maintaining quality relationships. Without the ability to have these conversations, relationships can suffer because important issues and pain points are left unaddressed. I want you to see difficult conversations in a different light and recognize their value.

When you learn how to have these conversations and feel prepared, it can make a significant difference in the outcome. The success of these conversations depends on you and the person you are having the conversation with. Making an effort and being ready for these conversations can increase the chance of a positive outcome.

Today I am giving you a few tips and guidance on how to know you’re ready for difficult conversations and how to have them effectively. We will dive further into this in the next few episodes!

Let me know what you thought of today’s episode on Instagram @marandakirk or send me an email at!


  • Tough conversations

  • Tips and guidelines on tough conversations

  • The importance of being prepared for these conversations



Life’s greatest joy and greatest pain come in our relationships with others.  God created us for relationships so it's no surprise that we learn best how to navigate them…together! 

On Relationships Unraveled, we will create an inviting atmosphere for conversations that goes below the surface!  We will unravel stories and relationship dynamics of all kinds (God, Self, and Others), through honest and practical conversations that shock the norm to create new perspectives and understanding! I am your host, Maranda Kirk, and I use my faith in Jesus, passion, life experiences, and training as a life coach and Enneagram coach, to unravel ideas around relationships. 

On this show, we will talk honestly and practically about relationship dynamics we all face, so we can live the life we were created for, be an inspiring example to others, and ultimately fan the flame of relational wellness!  I learn and grow tremendously from the conversations I’m having with people, so I want to bring you along, in hopes that, by listening in, you will feel supported as you are challenged and encouraged to apply new ideas, understanding or skills to the relationships in your life and begin making the changes you desire! By experiencing small wins, we create momentum as we make progress!

Given my heart for conversations and relationships, I want to hear from you, connect with you, and cover the topics you want to learn more about! Connect with me on my website where you can join my email list,  Find me on Instagram @marandakirk and Facebook @Maranda Kirk - Relationships Unraveled


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