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Lessons in the art of living (in life / help / ) by Bill — 2013-09-22

Good guidelines. This snipped below is the most useful part:

via Lessons in the Art of Living | Psychology Today.

"In DBT [dialectical behavior therapy], the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as DearMan: Describe what you want; Express yourself in ways that reflect the importance of your request; Assert yourself effectively but not aggressively; Reinforce a request by explaining what good would come from it; stay Mindful and don't get caught up in another's defensiveness or your own intensity; Appear confident; Negotiate, don't demand."

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"That's way over my head. " — Dad, 2013-09-22 05:44:52
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