Of course, this may be easier said than done. Many people avoid speaking up when they're unhappy in a relationship because they're afraid of the consequences. You might fear the other person will get angry with you for expressing your displeasure or that he might even end the relationship altogether. But again, think about the worst-case scenario: the relationship ends. On the other hand, chances are that if you don't discuss the problems and your feelings, the relationship will end anyway, as your resentment toward the other person will grow and you will eventually get fed up and end the relationship yourself! But best-case scenario, you discuss the problems with your friend, and you both resolve to work to make the relationship healthier.
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