7 Ways to Say "No" Without Feeling Guilty

March 22, 2016 8:07 PM

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I recently received an email from an acquaintance asking if he could stay with me while visiting New York. Mind you, this was someone who I wasn't very close to and he has the means to book a hotel. I simply did not feel comfortable having him stay. I had three options: 1. I could say yes because I felt bad saying no and end up feeling miserable for saying yes 2. I could say no and maybe feel bad about saying it. 3. I could say no and not feel bad about saying it. I went with option three.

You might wonder how do you say no and not feel bad about it. To answer that, you must first understand why people feel bad saying no. Saying no may feel aggressive, like you're rejecting the person. Most people do not want to be an aggressor. There's a negative connotation to it. As a result, peopl...

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