A no-win situation is explained as when no decision results in a favorable outcome. All of us have had to make these decisions. It might be a nuisance, such as selecting which of two classes to prepare for an exam, knowing the other class grade will suffer. Some decisions are what we say are almost, 'fait accompli.' Wiki's example of a prisoner choosing among methods of execution have terminal consequences, so whlle tragic, this class of decisions does not lead to future agony about the selected decision.
Included in no-win decisions is a class so difficult and so haunting, that the decision can haunt us for the rest of our lives. Not a bad decision, but simply a decision that we had to make. Fortunately, not all of us will have to make such a decision in our lifetimes.
Father's choice: save his son or his wife tells of a father that had a choice to pull either his teenage son or his wife from the Whanganui River, New Zealand. He made the decision to save his wife, Vanessa, knowing that Silva would die in the river. Can you imagine the father's future nightmares?
Sheesh. I don't believe there is preparation for this class of decisions. But perhaps there is a secondary preparation for all of us that may be friends or family of individuals that will be confronted with such a decision.