Interactions with others can be a source of joy and/or major stress. You can often avert or reduce your stress in your interactions by expressing your feelings and asserting your rights while respecting the feelings and rights of others.
Assertive people communicate
- honestly . . . about their thoughts, feelings, opinions and needs.
Having stronger, more supportive relationships virtually guarantees that, in a bind, you will have people you can count on, which also helps with stress management.