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Why Don’t You Stand Up For Yourself?

If it’s so good to be assertive, why is it so terrifying and hurtful?

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“Your coworker is bullying you. Lying to you. Setting you up so you look bad. Why don’t you stand up for yourself?

My spouse asks me this question weekly, sometimes more often.

I’m in my mid-30s and cannot stand up for myself.

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