Can you recommend good books on developing assertiveness?
October 2, 2013 7:08 AM Subscribe
I've spent nearly all my life people-pleasing and recently have become aware of some very serious consequences affecting nearly all my relationships. I have been discussing this with a therapist, and in short, I need to learn to stand up for myself at home and at work. My therapist said that there are a gazillion books on the subject, and I thought I'd consult MeFites for your recommendations.
posted by angiep to human relations (12 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I know that I need to actually be assertive, that is, take action now, but I'm bookish by nature and will find good books helpful.
I am female and in my fifties. I've been dealing with depression and obesity for most of my adult life and would not be at all surprised to find out that the two conditions are linked to my overall deference and compliance. Books that speak especially to middle-aged women, or to those other links, and/or are evidence-based, are most welcome.