The Secret to Speaking Up
When it comes to loaded emotional discussions-whether they unfold in an office, across the dining-room table, or in the bedroom-it can be particularly challenging to take a stand. And while we hate pushing back, sometimes it’s important to get what you want.
“It’s hard to speak from a vulnerable place,” says Vancouver psychologist Richard Harrison. “We can often be ashamed of our needs, like they’re too much; we worry they’re going to be minimized.” But it’s crucial to be able to serve as your own advocate. Here are six ways to follow through on getting what you want.