Posts Tagged ‘Assertiveness’

A Dear

(posted by Jeanne on 10-06-2010)

Light & Sweet:
That you think of me, and not what you think of me, is very much my business.
Slice of Love:
A Dear
Years ago I served on counseling board with another woman and four men. Lily and I felt a bit like “Girl Fridays” since the clerical work seemed to come our way. I was surprised one day to receive an envelope with a membership list to be photocopied. The post-it had a, “Be a dear” tone and note that read, Read more »

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Potato Salad

(posted by Jeanne on 9-29-2010)

Alice called me on Wednesday for an emergency consult regarding the upcoming funeral of her x-husband’s current wife. (You might want to read that again since I didn’t get it the first time she said it.) She was struggling with what role she would have, if any, at the service. Read more »

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Different Script

(posted by Jeanne on 9-14-2010)

Light & Sweet:
Our boundaries define how others will treat us.

Slice of Love:

Different Script

Beth came to me for parenting advice. She was reluctant to stand up to her children or take charge of her household. One day she shared her frustration about a housekeeper who had stolen from her family. I was surprised to learn that Read more »

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Boundaries Rule!

(posted by Jeanne on 9-14-2010)

Boundaries Rule
Our boundaries define how others will treat us. When we stand our ground, we are true to ourselves. We honor and regard ourselves and lead the way for others to do the same. Firm and well-communicated Read more »

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Hammer & Nail

(posted by Jeanne on 9-14-2010)

Hammer and Nail
Abraham Maslow said, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” This idea can be adapted to how we feel and behave in relation to others. Do you feel/act Read more »

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