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Assertiveness

How to Communicate Your Feelings


Getting in touch with your feelings helps you to understand yourself. And sharing your feelings helps others to understand you better.

Being understood and accepted are universal human needs. So, when you share your inner experiences and feelings, you’re more likely to connect in deep and meaningful ways. You’re also more likely to get your needs met, leading to happier and healthier relationships.

Sharing your feelings can be a daunting proposition. When you share...
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Codependency

How to Cope When You’re Married to a People-Pleaser


 

Is your partner a people-pleaser? Does she feel guilty when she says “No”? Does he take on too many commitments and then feel resentful? It can be maddening to have a partner who does everything for everyone else, but has little time or energy for you.

 

John and Jill argue every year about going to spend a week with Jill’s parents over Christmas. Neither enjoys the...
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