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7. When saying something difficult to someone you care about, use ‘and’ instead of ‘but’ This is a very simple and very important concept. (See what I did there?) These two phrases would be heard very differently: “I love you but I need you to respect my boundaries.” “I love you and I need you to respect my boundaries.” The word ‘but’ negates whatever came before it, while the word ‘and’ signifies that whatever comes next is a logical extension of the thought.