Do you feel like you’re being taken granted in your relationship? Do you feel too powerless to do something about it? Here are ways to help you voice out your concerns and stand up for yourself–without initiating a fight.

Acknowledge your feelings.
Take a moment to assess where you stand in your relationship. Are you being taken for granted? If yes, you have to let your partner know, so you two can work on it together. Repressing your thoughts will only make it worse in the long run.


Communicate properly.
It’s important to define what you want clearly. Don’t be ambiguous with your request, Your partner is not a mind reader. Tell him what you want in a way that's very understandable. Use phrases such as "I feel" or "I want" and always make eye contact to communicate with your partner in a non-verbal way.


Keep a journal.
Start documenting the times you asserted yourself and the responses your man or other people gave you. That way, you can see which strategies are more effective and better plan how you’ll react to future circumstances.


Understand that you matter.
When you’re not confident about your worth, you'd think that you have no right to be assertive with what you want. In a relationship, both of you matter, and both of you deserve to voice out your concerns without feeling bad about it.


PHOTO: Pixabay

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos
Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

At 40, Iza Calzado Reveals Unexpected Pregnancy with Her First Child

“As a character of mine said in a film, ‘In love there is no fear.’”

Jessy Mendiola Announces That She's Pregnant

The actress is expecting her first child with her husband Luis Manzano.

Night Creams to Try in Your 30s, Based on Your Skin Concern

Waking up to better, more radiant skin can be possible with these night creams.
Load More Stories