You try to ease into the discussion, knowing the outcome will inevitably be ugly. You try to calculate the intensity of each and every word knowing that at the end of the day, they will cause damage anyways. You know it is incredibly weird. It is like crashing a car. You are bound to dent the car and yourself, but in the end it is definitely the car that has suffered more damage. Will you make it? Probably. Will the car make it? Probably. But you are not talking to a car are you. You are talking to a being; alive. A being that, unlike a car, can grow out of this, can move on.
But what if the damage is too much? This time you are not just a reckless driver. This time you are a reckless human being.