I Dont Know How To Say No

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 113 People

    I Give In

     damn passiveness !!! Im on my way though ... cause i have a no tolerance approach to bullshit !!!! and  im gonna teach myself that word ...no means no right ???   well  im gonna instill that in myself   positive affirmation time !!!
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Dec 27, 2007

    Self Esteem And Control

    i recently went for a mental health assessment and they said what i have been through its no wonder i have lost my self esteem and confidence.i am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and have had every kind of abuse emotional,physical,verbal,and psychological.i am coming to...
    mazza1974 mazza1974
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2010

    Yes. Okay. Sure.

    I guess I like to please people. I try to be polite. It's sad, really. There's a difference between being polite and being a doormat that people walk all over. I need to learn how to stand up for myself, and how to draw the line. I think I have a hard time saying "No"...
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2007

    Two Simple Letters That Arent So Simple To Say...

    I have been awful at saying no but im learning too now... Its still something i struggle with though but maybe one day it will get easier to just say NO!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 15, 2013

    Sure, Go Ahead.

    I give in too easily. I just can't say no because I hate hurting people, I feel like if I say no then I will be hated and I don't want that.. But not being able to say "no" has ruined my life in so many ways. I feel like I'm not really a person. I give away so much to people who...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace
    22-25, F
    Oct 21, 2013

    Yes = No

    I didn't know how to say NO.  I say it more often now.  I guess, baby steps works!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    5 Responses May 15, 2011

    I'm Actually Quite Good At...

    I'm actually quite good at saying no to requests I do not wish to fulfill. It wasn't always the case with me, but that is one of the joys of growing older. I feel more comfortable in my skin and have learned exactly what I can and cannot handle. More accurately, I've learned what...
    MindDiva MindDiva
    41-45, F
    Feb 14, 2007

    People Pleaser

    Saying 'No' is not something i do often. I like to help people out.  I am afraid to let them down. I don't want to hurt people by saying no.   Sometimes im afraid i could be talked into almost anything....
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 30, 2008

    I Do Know How to Say No

    i am this kind of person that i do know how to say no.it is so hard for me, that i usually say yes and i feel bad because i do not really happy to do it. i have a friend that she always is in trouble with money, and she comes to me all the time, money for the doctor, for the...
    passion4fitness passion4fitness
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2008

    It Took Me Awhile to Get That ...

    It took me awhile to get that practice down but it's completely worth it.  I'm one of those people pleasing types and I found out that it just makes everyone else but me happy with absolutely no recognition.  So one day I stood up and stopped being everyone's doormat...
    theophania theophania
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2007

    What It This Word?

    'No' isn't a word in my vocabulary, 'No' is a word I have trouble saying. Not saying 'No' to people is a part of me that is constantly taken advantage of. I've always found it hard to say no to people. It's just something that I can't do, like I have a mental barrier that won't...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2007

    I Have the List!!

     i find it hard saying no to my friends. I did once.  my friends (or she was my friend). she kept wanting to come over to my house after school. she would eat my sandwiches and stuff. then she would ask for chocolate milk, so i would give it to her. she didn't drink it...
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2009

    Lets get straight to the point,

    Im not the most outgoing, social person dare I say antisocial. I recently started at a new school I don't know anyone or anything and I have made exactly 0 friends (that's besides the point though) I'm not gorgeous and although I'm rather hard on myself deep down I know I can be...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO
    18-21, F
    Sep 19, 2014
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