Learn my simple strategy so you can get you want and say how you feel!
because you overreacted or don't think you have the right to be hurt and angry?
because you're not sure what to say or afraid of saying the wrong thing?
because you don't stand up for yourself
Think of a recent situation that upset you. Maybe your husband came home late for dinner or your teen left dishes in the sink.
What was your response at the time? Did you:
What was their reaction to your behavior? Did they:
This is a statement about the other person's behavior. Keep it simple and don't bring up stuff from the past.
Ex: You came home late twice this week
This is a statement about how that behavior made you feel. It's important to share because it evokes empathy.
Ex: When you're late, it really worries me
Offer an alternative for the next time.
Ex: If you're going to be more than 20 minutes late, could you please call or text?