Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

2 HOURS AGO You know you wanna wear a sweater on Thanksgiving...here's how to rock it: http://t.co/hhSGNIzUT6

5 HOURS AGO Need a style upgrade? Enter to win a pair of @mirabellagirl slouchies for your UGG boots: http://t.co/ggzprnMsbF

6 HOURS AGO Now even shy girls van get their flirt on: http://t.co/UCVNh5a7Wx

 

sponsored links

I don't want to be a pushover anymore!

 
I am a huge pushover. I constantly worry about what others think of me and can never get the courage to stand up for myself without feeling guilty. I get so flustered that I want to run and hide, which is usually what I end up doing. Any advice on assertiveness?

 

Dear Pushed Over Too Many Times,

A lot of girls are shy and accommodating. Ask yourself this: If you speak up, what are you guilty of? Having an opinion? Being an individual? The fact is, you don’t approve of everybody’s actions, and everybody may not approve of yours. And that’s OK.

 

To become more assertive, start by speaking up more at home, in your favorite class and with other girls (many of whom also feel insecure). Think about what you are best at, and develop those skills. Little by little, you can feel powerful instead of invisible.
 
 

SERIOUS STUFF? For serious issues, don’t wait. Visit our HELP! page now.


For more on Carol Weston, visit her website: carolweston.com or like her Facebook page.

 

To order Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, click here.

To order The Diary of Melanie Martin, click here.
 
 

Love this post? You’ll heart these, too!

» 10 signs your bestie kicks butt

» Spring clean your friendships

 
Want more GL? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!   

BY CAROL WESTON ON 4/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

POSTED IN , , , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
 
Happy Thanksgiving! What are you most thankful for?


 
 
X

Here's a *free* excerpt from Bella Thorne's new book!

 

 

Bella Thorne's got a new book series—

and it's amazing.

 

CLICK HERE for everything you need to know about the first novel, Autumn Falls—plus a Q&A with Bella and a *free* chapter sampler!

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links