You don't know how to ask successfully. Many times, we go through much of our life with negative reactions from others when we are direct in asking for what it is that we want. Sometimes this is because the way we are asking is unhealthy, and sometimes it's because other's have become used to us not asking, so when we do, we get a bad response. Either way, the reactions we get from others create a message we give to ourselves that we lack the communication skills needed to be able to ask for things in a way that does not make others angry or "put off", so we just learn to "keep quiet".
All of these roadblocks covered this week can be overcome! Stay tuned with us next week, as we continue to explore this topic and cover the different ways of how to ask for what you want. See you then!
Joleen Watson, MS, NCC, is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. She enjoys doing marriage counseling, relationship counseling, couples counseling, and individual counseling. Imagine Hope also specializes in family, child and adolescent counseling and serves Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield, and Fishers.