Give both of you time to accept what has happened and realize that your roles may have changed.
Be assertive, honest, patient, and kind.
Use “I” messages rather than “you” messages. Saying “I feel angry” rather than “You made me angry” enables you to express your feelings without blaming others or causing them to become defensive.
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