Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t
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Why Speaking Up For Yourself Is Often A
“Damned If You Do,
Damned If You Don't”
Decision For Women
It’s true. Women often won’t ask for what they most need.
Perhaps you hesitate asking your husband, children or even someone you manage to take certain responsibilities, so you don’t feel overwhelmed doing so much yourself.
Or it could be you’re reluctant to tell a friend, a team member, a teenager child or your husband that a certain behavior is wearing on your nerves.
It’s so frustrating!
It can also be something as everyday as your husband getting upset when you say something that you thought was completely harmless.
You wish you could simply speak your truth without creating waves, but end up often just stuffing your feelings.
Below, listen to Sherry Farrell, a real estate broker and mom,
hilariously describe the tongue-tied bind she finds herself in when
wanting to express her needs —
“You start off saying keep peace at all costs . . .
and you silently suffer . . .”
Below, listen to Dr. Deborah Kearney,
a prominent educator and founder of Job Smart Enterprises
describe the tortuous bind she too experiences
when wanting to Speak Her Truth —
“The problem of Speaking Your Truth
is working through the emotion of it.
I don’t do it well.”
You can take comfort in that even men — including your hsuband—
may also feel inhibited speaking up to get their needs fulfilled —
Listen to what Wayne, a gentleman I struck up a conversation with,
had to say about the problems he faces
Speaking His Truth —
“Most people lie to each other
and call it having a relationship.”