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Your Hardest Family Question: When should I ask for what I need and when should I go along? By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT

Sometimes we need to accept our circumstances, perhaps shaped by our significant other. Other times, we need to stand up and say, “I would like something different.” How do I decide when to stand up?

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