How To Say No
Despite what you see on TV or the Internet, it is not easy to say no when people ask you to do almost anything. You (somehow) believe that every request must be met with a “Yes,” although you really want to say “No.” Many people struggle with saying no especially to someone they love. Guilt is one reason for this struggle. Saying no is especially difficult if you have a social anxiety disorder and you worry that if you do say no to a friend or loved one, they will be angry with you and then find someone who will say yes. Talking to a therapist or a coach about your anxieties around saying no to people can help you get clarity on being true to yourself--saying “Yes” when you really mean it and saying “No” without guilt.
What to Expect in Therapy
If you need help with your anxieties and guilt about saying no to family or friends, you can have a therapist or coach be there for you to talk to by either voice chat or by video chat, at any time of the day or night. You can access a therapist or a coach from anywhere you are. With over one thousand different therapists to choose from, you are bound to find a therapist you feel comfortable with to discuss your anxiety issues and to get strategies for saying no, or even, yes without feeling anxious or guilty.