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How to Speak Up If You Are Unhappy With A Partner, Family, & Coworkers – Jayson Gaddis & Ellen Boeder – 455

July 11, 2023



Why do people hesitate to speak up in relationships? And how do you speak up  if you are unhappy and unfulfilled in a relationship?  Why do you even need to speak up at that point, right? Many of us fear conflict and believe that speaking up will only make things worse. But let’s challenge that notion. Is it a good enough reason to keep your thoughts and feelings hidden? The answer is a resounding no.

The truth is, when we don’t speak up, resentment builds. We start to feel a boundary being crossed, and instead of addressing it, we silently grow more and more frustrated. This is often seen in long-term partnerships and marriages, where uncomfortable topics are swept under the rug, creating a cage of unspoken truths. In the workplace, not speaking up can have its consequences too. You may find yourself seeking validation from others who share your frustrations, creating triangles that only reinforce your silence. It’s time to break free from this cycle.

In this episode Jayson and Ellen encourage you to find your voice, to share your truth, and to express your needs and desires. It’s about reclaiming your power in relationships and fostering an environment where both partners have equal say, share leadership, and value each other’s perspectives. It’s time to speak up and create a foundation of trust, understanding, and genuine connection. Join us and discover the freedom and fulfillment that comes with being true to yourself.


  • 2:54 – Why don’t people in unhappy relationships speak up?
  • 8:43 – The cost of not speaking up at work
  • 13:47 – The self-betrayal of not speaking up
  • 23:08 – How to start the conversation about holding back
  • 30:00 – Setting boundaries with family
  • 32:52 – Setting boundaries in the workplace
  • 36:21 – Action steps



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