I Can't Say "No" to Others

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 147 People

    Tell Me About It!

    No matter how hard I try to resist I always find myself saying yes! Its like word vomit, you desperately don't want to but in the end it just comes out anyway! Afterwards I'm always mad at myself for being so weak and soft spoken But it just feels wrong not to say "yes! "
    TheSadisticArtist TheSadisticArtist
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2012

    I Dont Like It

    i hate saying no to people, it makes me feel guilty and stuff, so i just don't do it unless i really have to, but it gets really annoying cos when people get used to the fact that they know you wont say no, they'll ask you to do everything, for example extra time at work, they...
    sezy sezy
    18-21, F
    Aug 9, 2007

    Dumped By So Called "friend"

    It started with the thing i posted to my fb account, and it goes like this " sometimes i feel like being used more than appreciated. but the brighter side of it is that i am useful than useless." which is i was really pertaining to her,but I instead never mentioned her name in...
    mirmsmecca mirmsmecca
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2010

    Guilt Comes With It

    Whenever I say no to someone, I have a bunch of guilt.  Consequently, so much of my free time is spent on other people and their needs.  For example, every weekend I spend hours driving to all of my nieces and nephews sporting events as well as helping my brothers and...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2007

    What Do I Get Myself Into?

    Saying no is always painful, but this is bad on a whole new level.  If anyone has any support or advice, please feel free to comment, even if you don't know much about track.  Here's the conflict: I've been running track for two years, and I'm not going to lie, I wouldn't do it...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 23, 2012

    One of My Biggest Faults In...

    One of my biggest faults in life was always saying yes when I really ment no, but now I say what I mean, because at the end of the day, you getmore respect by being honest with your self as well as others.
    rosygal rosygal
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2008

    The Weakling Miki Should Disappear.

    - Hey can I have a minute with you ?- Yes.- You're single ?- Yes.- You don't mind if I pay you drinks ?- I don't mind.- Do you live near ?- Yes.- Do you want me to give you a ride to your home ?- Ok.- Can I kiss you like this....- ...- Can I feel you a little bit ?- ...Some...
    Mikisilly Mikisilly
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

    Like Today.

    I worked at a gas station years ago when I was going through law school and I still keep in touch with one of the women who work there. She is lower income, struggling to make ends meet and I am doing...well, not rich by any stretch but OK. So I put in a...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2010

    Whats Wrong With Me????

    I can't really say no to anything and so I end up in situations that I can't get back out of because I'm too shy to say anything...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2010

    Issues With The Word "no".

    I've always had problems with telling people no.I sometimes wind up in situations where I don't really want to be.I like to help people out and be nice and if I say no I feel like I'm letting them down.I am getting slightly better at it. But everytime I manage to make myself say...
    Wallflower90 Wallflower90
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2011


    I couldn't say no to others.  I say it freely or more often now.  If I'm disatisfied, why do I need saying YES when I mean NO.No, non, nope, nah..........
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2011

    And I Always Regret It

    It is not really everyone, but to most people that I care about or who I find deserving. For example, my younger siblings always ask to go buy stickers at the craft store. Five dollars each every time I am out! But I can't stand to be mean to them, because they deserve someone...
    KilieLove KilieLove
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2011

    Something That ****** My Husband Off

    I have a really hard time saying no to others. I always feel what if I needed something or of all the times that people have done things for me with nothing asked in return. Just being nice to someone can brighten up so many other people's days as well!
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    Jan 10, 2008

    I hate this part of me.

    . if someone asks me to do something I just say Yes .. even if I can't or don't want to, I just say what they want to hear and I don't know why!? It's really annoying because I just get angry with my self and I've had to cancel plans because of it, I can't even say no to people...
    MaskedSadness MaskedSadness
    22-25, M
    Jul 27, 2015

    I Hat It

    i am to kind i don what to hart anyone feel it make me feel horrible is i can any one no. moss of time it end badly for me.
    soonagirl soonagirl
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2011

    Man My life would be

    so much different If just said No
    ntupy12 ntupy12
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2014

    Guilt Kicks My A**every Time.....

    I feel that if I say no that I will be in a position of need and won't get help if I need it because I told someone no when I had the ability to help them. I'm now in a position of being taken advantage of by a family member because they know I struggle with saying no. They...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2012
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