It is difficult to converse with another when a topic of difficult discussion is approached.  By why lie about how you truly feel?  Why hide the fact that you are hurting, or in love, or in pain, or in complete joy with another?  What does it serve?  Are you afraid of the returned response?  Are you holding back due to fear of judgement or rejection?  If this is the case then nothing is accomplished because nothing said is truly real.  When real conversations are had, then the true feelings of the parties may be expressed.  Decisions can be made, and actions can be taken in true earnest of the matter.  Trust what happens as a result serves the best for both parties.