Most people want to avoid tough conversations. Whether it's with a spouse, a friend, a boss, a coworker, or a child, tough conversations create high anxiety – and often lingering resentments. In Dealing with the Elephant in the Room, communication expert Dr. Mike Bechtle teaches you practical skills to help you handle conflicts with the important people in your life. You’ll learn how to be better prepared for hard conversations by learning to listen, to give and receive genuine feedback, and to saturate relationships with kindness. With the right skills and tools, anyone can feel more confident handling the elephant in the room and other conversational quicksand.