Have you ever been in a situation with your boyfriend or husband where you absolutely need to address a challenging issue in the relationship—something that is making you extremely unhappy. And you totally feel the need to spit out the truth. Yet you simply can’t? Well, assertive communication can be challenging in love, work or family relationships.
Does this sound familiar? Perhaps you often feel misunderstood, unfairly criticized or used to fulfill another’s needs? But unable to speak up to correct the situation? Perhaps you have difficulty sharing your real thoughts, feelings, needs or wants in a love relationship, at work, or with family and friends? These are all common occurrences for most of us who haven’t learned the skill of assertive communication.
The Skill of Assertive Communication
Yes, I said skill. There is an art to being assertive without being…