When someone you know hurts your feelings or puts you in an awkward situation, do you speak up for yourself or let the situation continue without saying a word? Dr. Robin says it's important to be vocal when people in our lives hurt us. "Speak your truth, tell your truth, and then you will see what is actually possible in all of your relationships," she says.
Think of a situation that has been eating away at you, Dr. Robin says. Maybe a friend continues to bring up an embarrassing story from your past at social gatherings, or perhaps your mother often comments on your large feet. Whatever the situation may be, Dr. Robin says that now is the time to speak your truth and fix the problem.
"Take charge of your relationships—not like a dictator or somebody who is trying to dominate the relationship—but as someone who is trying to regulate the way that you are treated and how you feel," Dr. Robin says.