Saying no can be difficult for some out of fear of rejection, disappointing someone, appearing rude or unkind.
While it is not easy, clinical psychologist Ruth Ancer says it is often necessary.
We can say no in a kind way, the same as being assertive - when you're being assertive you're standing up for what is necessary but you're doing it in a way that is respectful.— Ruth Ancer, Clinical psychologist
Worse than not saying no is actually building up resentment afterwards and that can spoil your relationship with people. There are ways where you have to look at what are you saying no to.— Ruth Ancer, Clinical psychologist
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