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Summary

An updated edition of the best-selling guide!

Do you have problems saying "no"? Do people always turn to you for a favor? Wonder how you get roped into things you really don't want to do - with friends or family, at work, or even with pushy salespeople? Refusing someone is rarely easy. Often, it's downright uncomfortable. But constantly saying "yes" causes anxiety, anger, stress, regret, and feelings of powerlessness. Social psychologist and author Dr. Susan Newman empowers you to break your debilitating "yes" habit with her simple techniques and insights. This new, enhanced edition is filled with research and timely scenarios that offer more ways to say "no" without feeling guilty or damaging your relationships.

You'll discover how to recognize when someone is manipulating you into "yes"; be ready with the words you need to refuse; avoid being overcommitted, overworked, and overwhelmed; put an end to feelings of resentment or frustration; make quality time for things you want to do; and establish and keep your boundaries strong.

Harness the power of "no", and take back your life.

©2017 Susan Newman (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • 09-08-20

Scant practical responses

This book is all about 1: convincing you to be more No oriented and 2: getting you to become aware how No oriented you are.

It does not provide any meaningful practical examples or canned responses etc.

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  • 29-04-19

Not at all what i imagined

its just a bunch of examples one aftet the other. its not really helpful at all

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-19

For those who have never been in therapy.

Too basic & simplistic. Goes through a zillion scenarios rather than a narrative about the difficulties and manipulations involved. The scenarios were very common so in that sense it may help ppl, especially young people w kids and in-laws but as a late-middle aged wmn they didn’t apply so a narrative would have sorted me better.