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Assertiveness: How To Be Strong In Every Situation by Suzanne Potts, Conrad Potts

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Friends, Neighbours and Social Occasions

Managing different expectations and keeping relationships in tact

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You get on really well with your three sets of friends/neighbours and their children, which is why you’ve agreed to go on holiday together. There’s always lots of laughter and fun when you meet up socially. The planning and organizing of the trip has been relatively easy and expectations are running high of a good time.

Finding out new things about friends can be fun but you are finding out more than you bargained for. After three days together the relationships are becoming seriously strained. This is largely due to different ...

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