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6 Dealing with stressful relationships and bullying

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It can be very hard to assert yourself in the workplace if you have a difficult or challenging relationship with a more dominant colleagueparticularly when its with your boss. It can be tempting to lay the blame for this type of situation at the other persons feet, due to his or her unreasonable, negative, awkward, or unhelpful behaviour. Whether justified or not, the good news is that there is plenty that you can do to change the dynamic of the relationship.

Abusive behaviour ranges from the extreme, such as bullying and physical abuse, to more subtle forms of harassment that are often more ...

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