Thursday, November 10, 2011

Repeat Performance - "Ask For What You Need"

Many of us think that the people around us should have some kind of crystal ball.  For some reason, we believe that our family and friends should just intuitively KNOW what we want, what we need. 

In reality, they often don't have a clue.

And then we get frustrated/hurt/disappointed/angry when our needs aren't met.  We pout.  Or do the silent treatment.  Or fly off the handle.  Or vow never to trust the person again.

Because this unfortunate dynamic continues to be alive and well, here's ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED, first published on November 10, 2008 ...

"In my conversations, I find that many of us, men and women alike, are reluctant to ask for what we need. We feel guilty for not being able to do it all. For feeling weak. Thinking that we might (heaven forbid!) inconvenience someone. Or that we might come across as not quite having it all together. These thoughts often come from prior experiences when we were rejected, or made to feel small or stupid.

Well, the good news is ...

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