When you want to be wise in relationships, it helps to keep your Fundamental Human Rights in mind. The following things are not too much to ask—they are your right:
You have the right to be treated with respect.
You have the right to express your feelings, opinions and wants.
You have the right to set your own priorities.
You have the right to say “no” without feeling guilty.
You have the right to get what you pay for.
You have the right to have opinions different than others.
You have the right to take care of and protect yourself from being threatened physically, mentally or emotionally.
You have the right to create your own happy and healthy life.
These rights were composed by Preston Ni and inspired by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; laws in democratic nations protecting against abuse, exploitation, and fraud; and the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Mr. Ni referenced these rights in a helpful article you may be interested in called How to Successfully Handle Aggressive and Controlling People.