Assertive Communication: 6 Techniques for Saying What You Mean and Meaning What You Say

Assertive Communication: 6 Techniques for Saying What You Mean and Meaning What You Say

Some mistake assertiveness for aggressiveness- in fact it is quite the opposite. To be assertive is to demonstrate self-compassion, to value yourself and your ideas. Assertive communication is a core communication skill, which can help to improve self-esteem and communicate more directly and effectively with others. It is based on the ideas of mutual respect and accountability....

...Even if you don’t have the confidence to stand up for yourself (yet), here are some ways and techniques you can employ in order to “fake it ‘til you make it”.  You might just find it feels really good. 

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Is your partner feeling the "blues"? Here are some ways to help

Is your partner feeling the "blues"? Here are some ways to help

Husbands and partners are important to the recovery process for women suffering from postpartum mood disorders.  Research suggests that consistent support from a significant other will greatly reduce depressive symptoms. However, dealing with a postpartum mood disorder is very demanding for everyone involved and husbands and partners, in particular, suffer when their wives or partners are sick.  It can be difficult to know what to do or say.  Here are some useful suggestions.

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