Tips and Advice for Assertiveness in Relationships

“The duty we owe ourselves is greater than that we owe others.” ― Louisa May Alcott

Know your worth.

Understand the meaning of assertiveness.

Change the way you communicate.


Believe your opinions about the relationship are valid.

Stick to the facts.

Stop judging, and start understanding

 Share what you know.

State behavior, results and feelings.

Take time to breathe.

Let go of any residual guilt.

Phrase your statements in the right way. 

Don’t let guilt guide you.

Know when it’s okay to stay quiet. 

Avoid being too emotional.

Know what to expect.

 Initiate more dialogue.

Practice in manageable situations.

Use an assertiveness journal.

 Build your self-confidence.

Use your intuition.

Be resolute and grow thicker skin.

Once you have a major success with assertiveness, you learn that it’s a much healthier path than being a doormat to the insensitive folks. You gain respect for yourself, have more time for your priorities, and develop authentic and healthier relationships.” ― Doreen Virtue

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” ― Warren Buffett

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