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How to tell someone they aren't pulling their weight in your relationship

INSIDER Logo By Lauren Schumacker of INSIDER | Slide 2 of 7: Being prepared for your conversation is extremely important. It can be difficult to handle a tough conversation if you haven't thought about how it might go beforehand - you can find yourself blind-sided unnecessarily, which can doom the conversation entirely."Ask your partner when would be a good time for you to discuss some concerns you have about your roles in the relationship," Dr. Wyatt Fisher, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in marriage counseling andleads couples retreats, told INSIDER. Make sure that the timing works for both of you and make sure they have a general idea of what the conversation will entail. Think about what you want to say before the conversation starts and give them the opportunity to do so also, if they'd like it.

1. Be prepared for the conversation.

Being prepared for your conversation is extremely important. It can be difficult to handle a tough conversation if you haven't thought about how it might go beforehand - you can find yourself blind-sided unnecessarily, which can doom the conversation entirely.

"Ask your partner when would be a good time for you to discuss some concerns you have about your roles in the relationship," Dr. Wyatt Fisher, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in marriage counseling and leads couples retreats, told INSIDER. Make sure that the timing works for both of you and make sure they have a general idea of what the conversation will entail. Think about what you want to say before the conversation starts and give them the opportunity to do so also, if they'd like it.

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