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Boundary Setting Using Assertiveness Skills 3: Requests and Authority Figures
Boundary setting using assertiveness skills 3: Requests and authority figures
Session IX Text
Why is Making a Request so Hard?
It is Hard Because we Lack Self-Worth

Women in past Pattern Changing groups have told us that making a request is one of the most difficult assertiveness skills for them to practice. It is difficult for many reasons, but primarily because we tend to think we are not worthy enough to make a request of another person. Of course, we are worthy and need to treat ourselves as such. It is helpful to look again at “Your Bill of Rights” and remember that you have the right to make any request. In so doing, you also assume the ...

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