"I know it's easy for me to say, but..."
"Sorry to be blunt, but..."
"I can't imagine the pain you're going through right now, but..."
"No offence, but..."
"Pardon my being straight-forward, but...
"It's not my place to say, but..."
When you need to begin your words like that, especially towards your own friends and family, maybe the relationship isn't even meaningful to begin with.
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