Benefit of confronting early: Our frustration isn’t pent up.
There is more time to demonstrate patience and kindness. Our love isn’t soiled by our own inner frustration and bitterness. We show trust in God by planting the seed of confrontation and then showing we are committed in long-term relationship to help another person changing.
The alternative is to keep it quiet, say nothing, grow in our bitterness/frustration, and then say something too late.