How Can You Say “No” to What You Don’t Want When Dating? | Be Your Own Brand of Sexy

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Savvy women know they get what they want with men when they can say “yes” to what they want and “no” to what they don’t want. Saying “no” is usually the more difficult action to take. You may not be able to do that yet, and that’s OK. Even if you can say “no,” here are some tips to improve your communication.

If the thought of saying “no” makes you feel uncomfortable, you may want to avoid thinking about it. However, if you want relationships with anyone, standing up for yourself is an important ingredient to make them more successful. Although these tips are geared toward dating, they also apply to friends, family, and work relationships.

  • Identify your feelings. It’s harder to say “yes” or “no” when you aren’t clear about how you feel. You may not be sure which approach to take, and you probably won’t sound very convincing if you haven’t convinced yourself where you stand. Recognize that you may have several options from which to choose, and take some time to explore how you feel about each of those options.

Don’t underestimate your ability to learn this valuable skill. Get your power back so you can have the relationships you want and deserve. You can do this!

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Originally published at on April 15, 2017.

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