Anyone have any interesting ways of avoiding the inevitable tears, door-slamming, and five-hour Dr. Phil-style conversations going nowhere? No, I don’t need answer fast.
The best one I saw was in college even though I was the target - I was in denial about some girl cutting off communication and wrote a few earnest/pathetic letters to her until she answered “Keep sending me these letters. I love getting them, they are so funny”. That made the point in such a clever way that I couldn’t even be mad.