Are you sick of being taken advantage of at work, by family or in relationships? Always find putting others before yourself? Ever feel stressed and exhausted at the end of the week because your are meeting everyone else's need, but no-one meets yours? Maybe you can't say 'no' and end up doing things or going places you either don't want to go to or have no time for. Perhaps you don't have a lot of confidence or worry that if you don't go along with what others are doing/saying, they wil think badly of you or criticise you. What stops you being more assertive? Not being assertive can led to low self-esteem, lack of confidence, stress, anxiety and difficulties with relationships. We can also often feel drained and taken advantage of when we just go along with others and don't stand up for ourselves or our needs and views. Assertiveness is a tricky business as we are often taught, from an early age, that we 'should'
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