and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in
life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to
express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can
be very painful.
Assertive communication will
strengthen your relationships, help to reduce stress from
conflicts and provide you with social support when facing
difficult times. A polite but assertive no to excessive requests
from others will enable you to avoid overloading your schedule
and promote balance in your life. Assertive communication can
also help you handle difficult family, friends and co-workers
more easily, reducing drama and stress.