HomeSelf Relationship QuestionsI have a lot of trouble saying no. How can I learn to say no without feeling guilty?
Rila Thomas Staff asked 5 months ago
I have a hard time saying no to people, even when I really don't want to do something. I always end up feeling guilty because I know that I've disappointed someone.
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Roy Murray answered 5 months ago
It's important to learn how to say no so that you don't end up doing things that you don't want to do. One way to do this is to practice saying no in a low-stakes situation. For example, you could say no to getting coffee with a friend or going to a party that you're not interested in. This can help you to get more comfortable with saying no. Another way to say no without feeling guilty is to offer an alternative solution. For example, if someone asks you to do something that you can't do, you could suggest someone else who might be able to help them out. Lastly, it's important to be assertive when you say no. This means using strong body language and speaking in a clear and confident voice.