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By Bob Weisz, Ph.D. Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center BEING ASSERTIVE-- WHOSE PROBLEM IS IT? Have you found that other ~.ople are dumping their.deci- sions onto your shoulders? Do .You find yourself avoiding mak- ing a decision and saying instead, 4~ don't care", which really means I want somebody else to decide? One of the important ways of being assertive has to do with showing another person that you bility from the beginning? One assertive way of dealing with this kind of a situation would go like this: "I am inter- ested in going to the movies, would you be interested in going along? I know that we should visit Joe and Betty sometime. but right now I feel like I'd rather go to the show." Then, if the other person answers with the traditional "I don't care", you might add "Well, I am going to the show, if you're interested in coming along, you are wel- come." don't want to assume their pro- Can you see here who is as- blem, or you don't need to make suming responsibility? You can their decision for them. The ad- also see how the formula for vantage of being assertive this way is that you will not have to assume someone else's burden, therefore, you will feel better about dealing with that person, and also, by placing the burden and the decision where it really assertive behavior is being put to use. You state your own feel- ings, you clearly say what you need from the situation or from the other person, and you try to give the other person a clear alternative about how the.~y might want to react to you. The cru- Come to think of it, do you feel yourself becoming annoyed be- cause you have to make so many choices for her? Well, you don't have to. The assertive response to her approach might go something like this: "It seems to me that you should be making that choice. I certainly don't feel like making it. I think you feel better if you make your own choice." Or, in very brief form, "That's your problem, not mine." Part of being assertive has to do with letting the one who has the problem, make the decision about it. If you go around mak- ing decisions for other people for their problems, those people are never going to learn to make their own decisions. So, they will depend on you to make them, and will be constantly asking you to make decisions for them. Unless you're a very special sort of person, you will quickly tire of having to decide for the other person. So, be assertivel Inyan Kara Homemakers Meet at Reynolds Home Thirteen members and one vis- itor attended the regular meeting belongs, you are helping the other person become more skill- cial factor here is that in being of the Inyan Kara Homemakers ful at making their own deci-assertive, you are stating your Club held recently at the ranch sions, and you are helping them needs and feelings, and thereby of Charlotte Reynolds. assume the responsibility f you are taking responsibility for A guest at the meeting was Lu- their own decisions, your own needs and your own clUe Jackson, Dill City, Okla., a Here is a typical situation that decisions. You are also allowing sister of Mrs. Genieve George. most of us have encountered the other person to do the same. She spoke about the national club hundreds of times: "Would you Just for kicks, you might want meeting she had attended. like to go to the show or would to count the number of "I don't Achievement Day was discus- ~ou rather go visit Joe and cares" that go back and forth sed and members planned the etty? I don't care". What is between two people who are sup- dinner the club will co-sponsor happening, here? By sayin "I posedly trying to come to a de- with the Beaver Creek club. don't care ', that person is ~asi- cision. You might then try out A review of county fair awards eally saying "I don't want to something similar yourself, and showed club members received raake a decision, why don't you see how differently you feel when 53 ribbons on their fair entries. raake it for me". So, what do you are saying "I don't care", In addition, Thelma Glarer re- You reply? Do you say, "I don't as opposed to clearly coming out ceived three ribbon rosettes on care", in return? What does with your feelings and needs, her canned goods and Mildred' that say about you? How many Another situation might go Landers received one for the best "I don't cares" have to be tossed something like this: Your wife specimen of a single flower. back and forth before someone, approaches you saying, "I just The club made plans to hold a Perhaps accidentally, will assume don't know what dress to wear tea Oct. 21 for the elderly ladies the responsibility for making a for the dinner tonight. Which of the community. .decision? Wouldn't it be better one do you think I should wear?" Thelma Glover reported she ff someone assumed responsi- Your temptation here is to make had met with the fair board and things easy and choose for her. that the board was planning to It's one of many choices youbuild a new exhibit hall. make for her, and this particu- Blanche Cole resigned as sec- lar one isn't a very big deal. retary since she is moving and Thurs. through Sat. Shows: 7 & 9 "BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES" G Sun. through Tuesday Shows: 7 & 9 5th & W. Jackson Spearfish Ph, 642-3702 Wed. through Saturday Shows: 7 & 9 Sunday through Tuesday Shows: 7 & 9 PERSONAL FIELD CONTACTS APPOINTMENTS ONLY In the interest of BETTER SERVICE to all members and prospective members of the Federal Land Bank Association of Belle Fourche, the Board of Directors has decided to suspend FIELD OFFICE DAYS in Sundance, commencing October 1, 1973. We will be glad to meet with any mem- ber or prospective member by appointment either in Sundance, your farm or ranch, the Association office in Belle Fourche, or any other specified place. Appointments may be made by calling the Association office, Tele- phone number 605-892-4661 or Sundance 283-1182. The change will allow our staff more time to better serve all those interested in ag- riculture credit and promote faster, more ef- ficient service along the guide lines of the Farm Credit Act of 1971. Our goal is to provide you with long- term Farm and Ranch Real Estate loans adjust- ed to your needs and operations. WRITE or CALL today - We will do our best to see you soon and be of service to you. THE FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIA- TION OF BELLE FOURCHE serves Weston, Campbell and Crook counties in Wyoming and Harding, Butte and Lawrence counties in South Dakota. the club presented her with a gift. The club also agreed to donate $10 to the Sundance Ctnnmercial Club for the Community Day din- ner. NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of an Order of Sale issued out of the Sixth Judicial District Court in Crook County, Wyoming, I will, on Wednesday, the 24th day of October, 1973, at eleven o' deck in the forenoon of said day, at the front door of the courthouse in Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, sepa- rately offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in an amount not less than two-thirds of its appraised value, all of the owners' right, title and interest in and to the following described real property interests, to-wit; 1. Lots 14 and 15, Block 2, Second Addition to the Town of Moorcroft, Crook County, Wyoming, 2. The surface estate in and to the NV:SEV4, SV2NEV4, Sec- tion 1, Township 49 North, Range 68 West of the 6th P. M., Crook County, Wyo- ming, 3. NWV~NEV4, Section 20, Township 47 North, Range 64 West of the 6th P. M., Weston County, Wyoming. DATED this 21st day of Sep- tember, 1973. /s/John Peterson Crook County Sheriff Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 17, 1973 At Pleasant Valley Ranch southwest of Custer, S. D. Tum off highway 16 at Four Mile Post & Pole Co. on Pleet41nt Valley Road and go 13 miles to ranch bldgs. Watch for signs. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Sale starts at 11:00 a.m.--HAY SELLS FIRST--Lunch 354 CATTLE 354 200 mixed age cross-bred cows---lO0 will be 2 and 3 yr. old, balance older. Pregnancy tested. 150 mixed calves 4 good Hereford bulls 18 HEAD QUARTER HORSES I I MACHINERY. EQUIPMENT including: 1968 Hesston 300 swather--IHC M tractor-- Farmhand type loader with hay head--JD A tractor--New Holland 270 string.tie baler. HAY Approx. 150 T. mixed alfalfa & grass hay. HAY WILL SELL at 1 1:00 A.M. SOME FURNITURE: including matching upright refrigerator & deep freeze. SEE HANDBILLS FOR COMPLETE LISTING A. C. GRUWELL, OWNER R. A. "DICK" MADER, AUCTIONEER NOW ARRIVING .... 1974 Zenith Television and Stereo Sets Ph. 283-3423 Sundance