Do you find it hard to say “no” to friends, family and even strangers? When someone asks you to do something you can’t or don’t want to do, can you easily turn them down? Or do you often find yourself saying “yes” or “maybe” out of politeness?

Tell us about a time when you said “no” to someone or something — or a time when you wish you had. How did it go? What, if anything, would you do differently next time?

What advice do you have for others on how to decline something without hurting any feelings?

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