What are some tips and tricks for breaking bad news to someone?

I usually follow these 3 steps:

  1. Start with something nice or general (some background).
  2. Tell the bad news.
  3. Point out something positive or general that has to do with it. if there isn't something positive or general to add, "I'm sorry" would work just as well.

For example:
I know you really like vanilla ice cream, but they stopped selling it. you can always try the chocolate one, I heard it's great.


Im really sorry but... Something bad happened..

Nothing further and nothing more. No tricks , just straight forward.

There is no need to complicate things Don't ever take em on a ice cream before you tell em their mother died. That's just awful.

Don't try to make them happy before you tell them the bad news. Make them happy after.


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