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Why is it so easy to say YES and so hard to say NO?

  1. Cathleena Beams profile image73
    Cathleena Beamsposted 5 years ago

    Why is it so easy to say YES and so hard to say NO?

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  2. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Why is it hard to say no, just say no.

    1. Cathleena Beams profile image73
      Cathleena Beamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes people ask for something we're not comfortable with giving because it's risky. For instance loaning someone money who may or may not be trustworthy.  Establishing healthy boundaries is difficult when you expect resistance if you say no.

  3. Melbourne31 profile image60
    Melbourne31posted 5 years ago

    Maybe, most of us are just not use to refuse when someone ask for favors.

    1. Cathleena Beams profile image73
      Cathleena Beamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When others depend on you too much and you need to refuse for their benefit even though they don't see it that way, anxiety may spring up.  Until you actually spit the word out "no," do you hash over and imagine what their reaction is going to be?

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    i must be different then most people because i never have a problem saying no unless it's to my kids .

    1. Cathleena Beams profile image73
      Cathleena Beamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.  Feelings of responsibility with our kids can hinder them from facing the consequences of their own decisions though.  I'm improving on this.  It's not as difficult now to say no to my kids as it used to be.  My husband is a different story!

 
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