Jean de Rochefort wrote:
I think using the word "problem" as you did conveys the idea of fear. For me, what the other person can do isn't a "problem,"...only a factor to be considered.
Just my interpretation.
With all due respect, the word problem, even in that context did not suggest fear, only concern. "A situation, matter, or person that presents perplexity or difficulty."
Never underestimate how a simple situation can turn complex in an instant.