ABCs of Vital Aging: Assertiveness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I was in my early 20’s, many moons ago, community education programs would offer Assertiveness Training courses. My friend and I would go to these classes, hoping to break ourselves of our passive (and occasionally, passive-aggressive) behavior. We wanted to be able to ask the waitress for another burger when the one we ordered was underdone. We wanted to stand up for ourselves when other people walked all over us, or when a boyfriend stomped our hearts to bits.  Continue reading