Are you a people pleaser? It’s not the worst thing in the world to identify as one, however, you may be sacrificing your own happiness in the name of keeping everyone around you happy. You may also grow resentful and have a lot of anxiety around keeping those around you happy. Listen to today’s show to learn how to create boundaries, communicate your needs and live a more fulfilling life.
In this episode with Tonya Lester, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
- Traits that may indicate you’re a people pleaser and need to create better boundaries for yourself
- Learning how to engage in healthy conflict instead of always saying yes or bending over backwards to assist others
- The importance of not talking ourselves out of our feelings
- How to understand and communicate your expectations in relationships
- The importance and tools for identifying our needs and communicating them in relationships
- And much more!
Tonya Lester is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, private psychotherapist, Psychology Today contributor and author. For over 16 years, Tonya has taught couples and individuals how to manage their minds and emotions, develop relationships that are mutually respectful and supportive and approach decision-making and communication with clarity and courage. She believes in starting where you are, experimenting with new ways of being and focusing all of your attention on what you can do now, as opposed to fixating on what is currently out of reach.
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