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Anonymous | Somerville, MA, USA | @@MySoulburners
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Is it really letting someone down if it saves them pain later?

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Anonymous | | @@MySoulburners
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If you have bad news for someone, it's always better just to tell them. If they're going to react constructively, then they can do so earlier. If they're not, why is that your fault or your problem? Don't let people guilt trip you into obligations that are giving more than you're getting.