Learning how to stand up for ourselves and say no is fundamental to being emotionally healthy. We, in the mental health business, call it "assertiveness." Being assertive means overcoming the fear of what may happen in our relationships if we speak our mind. Assertiveness can be done well or poorly and I'll discuss examples of both. I'll give you lots of guidance on how to make meaningful change in this area of your life and some insight as to why it is so crucial to get this figured out.