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13 Ways to Feel More Comfortable Asking for What You Want

Reader's Digest Logo By Erica Lamberg of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: Pick a time that you know your request will be heard. 'People tend not to listen if they are angry, stressed, or at the end of a long day,' explains Tara Chivukula, LCSW, a psychotherapist in Austin, Texas. 'Part of asking involves timing. This is especially true when asking for a talk with your partner, a raise from your boss or even working out an argument with a friend.'

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Pick a time that you know your request will be heard. 'People tend not to listen if they are angry, stressed, or at the end of a long day,' explains Tara Chivukula, LCSW, a psychotherapist in Austin, Texas. 'Part of asking involves timing. This is especially true when asking for a talk with your partner, a raise from your boss or even working out an argument with a friend.'
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