Learning assertiveness skills is the best way to manage interpersonal relationships because it allows you to express your needs and wants without stomping all over the other person. This is the key to freedom. I practice it every day in some form or another. Once you learn this superpower you will never go back to your own ways of negotiation.
Do you find yourself saying yes when you really want to say no? Do you feel taken advantage of by acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and even family members? Many people fall into this pit because we all have an almost inherent drive to be loved and needed. While it is extremely important to be able to get along with people when it crosses the line and comes at your own expense, it is time to put the brakes on. But saying “No” is very hard for most people. We are afraid if we do that they won’t like us anymore.
Do you know that there is aproven way to say “No” and set boundaries even with your own family? It is called ASSERTIVENESS.
Learning assertiveness gives you the TOOLS and LANGUAGE needed to set effective boundaries and be able to enforce those boundaries with the world at large but most importantly, those you care about the most. It IS possible to do this without alienating them. I can teach you how to do this.