Someone in your life needs to step up and take on more responsibility -- and you need to tell them to. You've been getting a little tired of bearing the brunt of a certain project or task, and this inequity needs to end today. So how do you communicate this to them? Face to face. Make sure they don't misunderstand what you are telling them, and be available for questions. If you send an email or a text message, they will undoubtedly take things the wrong way and get defensive.