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The article contained good advice, but discounts the
fact that some people lack the ability to be assertive
because of fear.
Only if people can see how they are harming themselves by
being doormats might they change. Until then, look for more
acts of mass murder.
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Bob Edelstein, L.M.F.T., M.F.T., is an existential humanistic psychotherapist based in Portland, Oregon.
It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.