Confrontation

If anyone knows me well they know I hate confrontation. 
I'm so bad at it, I try to put off confronting people unless I really have to and just leave something to bubble up inside until I can't take it anymore and BOOM. Burnout. Stress. Crying. Lots of crying. 
Recently I've been in alot of situations involving confrontation, silly things really, however, I like to think I can stand up for myself if I really have to. I just need to maybe stop swearing at people when trying to explain myself... Baby steps, right?