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By American Counseling Association
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Yes, sometimes it's good to say, 'No'


Last updated 4/15/2018 at 12:57pm

Most people, most of the time, want to be nice, to do what is asked and to please those asking for help. They usually try to be accommodating at work, with friends and with family members.

But sometimes, rather than replying, “Sure,” when asked to do an inconvenient favor or to take on a task beyond our abilities, it may make better sense to say, “No.”

It can often be difficult to just utter that simple “no.” People like to look responsible, helpful and capable; however, the reality is that saying “yes” to virtually every request can produce a variety of negative results....

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