@Fidelia- Once I can edit, I will add that into the original post. I posted the question with the presumption that straightforward, honesty delivery was understood. I mean, why would you involve yourself with people who didn't communicate that way in general? So, my focus is the method used for delivery.
@Flamekat- Thanks. I guess I should have posted a more clear question. The question is really geared towards relationships since that is really the basis of this site. I mean, some people view any other delivery that isn't 'in person' as impersonal and require any serious, and possibly negative, communications about the relationship to be delivered in person. I'm like you when it comes to news that affects me emotionally. I withdraw, cry, and assume the fetal position so I would rather not have to travel for such news.