I think my biggest fault is not being aggressive enough. There are times it is needed, even from the mild mannered. I'm taking a personal finance class. One of the lessens is to barter. We practiced say, "That's not good enough!", in class. But, my words were soft, my expression smiling.
I counted on Steven to take care of confrontation. He was good at it. Maybe from dealing with insurance companies in the business. Now, without him, I avoid it. Maybe it's a woman thing. What do you think?