I want to be assertive

I want to be more assertive but I don’t know how. I really don’t like the idea of anyone not liking me. How do I change? You want others to like you. But how can they have any feelings about you if they don’t know who you are? Unassertive people don’t share themselves...

Oh no! My critical mother-in-law is to visit.

If Christmas wasn’t stressful enough, this year my mother-in-law is coming to stay. Nothing I do is ever good enough for her. She can’t help but criticise my housekeeping and cooking. My husband says it’s just for a week, to keep my cool, but I’m afraid I’ll lose it...
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