Pretending that a problem will just go away someday isn’t a solution. It’s only going to cause you more stress down the line. Just like removing a bandage, the faster you deal with it, the less pain you will feel. If you need to discuss a sensitive issue with someone who’s known to have a hair-trigger temper, be direct, be honest, and be prepared for questions. You can’t avoid this conflict. All you can do is begin it on your terms, which is an advantage.