“Tough” or “crucial” conversations.
Are they really “tough,” or is that an opinion? Labeling them as such is only scaring you.
Instead, see that you will soon be getting the opportunity to share your feelings and requests with another human.
It’s non-threatening, but pretends to be.
What’s more, is that by refraining from blaming, accusing, criticizing or making them wrong, you can take rest knowing that the likelihood of the person responding back with anger or violence has probably decreased dramatically.
Share your feelings and then create a possibility with him or her. Ask for what you want. Listen. Do your best to create outcomes that work for both of you.