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What's the best way to say "no" without hurting someone's feelings?


 

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Poon Poi Ming (WalterPoon) says

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    Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) 4 years ago

    WalterPoon,

    You're right. Anyone should be able to wait for your answer because after all they are the ones asking you for something? They can't assume that you're going to jump up and do them a favor the instant they ask you.

    Thanks,

    Lisa

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    Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) 4 years ago

    Billie Kelpin,

    I like being able to leave people with something positive. The "Sandwich Approach" is a good idea. This is the nice way to say "no".

    Thanks,

    Lisa

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    Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) 4 years ago

    noellenichols,

    If it is a toxic relationship then you really wouldn't want to do them a favor in the first place. Also, no one should get mad because they hear the word "no".

    Thanks, Lisa

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    Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) 4 years ago

    JimTxMiller,

    That's getting straight to the point with no messing around. I guess you just can't be afraid of the reaction you'll get.

    Thanks,

    Lisa


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    Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) 4 years ago

    Mick S,

    It seems that the important thing here is to take care of yourself. If you want to say "no" and you don't, you're definitely not putting yourself first.

    Thanks,

    Lisa