Speaking Up to My Family Without Igniting Conflict

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Hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest counselor Joann Venant discuss on family dynamics and the impact of seemingly casual comments on self-esteem and body image.

Recognition and Response

It’s crucial to acknowledge the emotional impact of remarks on body image, even if they’re made in jest. Responding calmly and setting boundaries is a commendable approach, demonstrating patience and maturity.

Setting Boundaries

The importance of establishing clear boundaries with loved ones to maintain respect and understanding. It’s about expressing how certain comments are hurtful and requesting they not be repeated, thus fostering a healthier communication environment.

Handling Resistance

Preparing for potential dismissal or lack of understanding from family members. It highlights the strength in maintaining one’s stance on boundaries, regardless of others’ reactions, and emphasizes the need for self-respect and assertiveness in difficult conversations.

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