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Social support can be a great source of stress relief, while interpersonal conflict can cause lots of additional stress in your life. Having a supportive group of friends, or even just one close relationship or two, can make your good times better, and can help you to pick yourself up and keep going when times get tough. However, the stress that comes from social relationships can actually be more toxic than many other types of stress, so it's important to keep relationships positive and supportive. Communication skills are key in maintaining relationship health!

An assertive style of relating to others can help build strong relationships and help you get what you want in life without causing unnecessary conflict in your relationships. It can help you to manage conflict more easily, and keep bad situations from getting worse. Possessing assertive communication skills can also enable you to teach others how to treat you fairly, and set a healthy tone in all of your relationships.

Do you relate to others assertively, or do you cause unnecessary additional conflict and stress in your life with aggressive, passive or passive-aggressive styles of relating to others? Take the Assertiveness Quiz to find out! Take The Quiz

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