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Are You Afraid To Say No?

Posted on May 01, 2019

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters, n-o, can be freeing.

If you’re managing a food allergy, the ability to say no is a powerful skill that can ultimately give you the power to avoid situations that may be dangerous to you or someone you care for. By forgoing occasions that may endanger you or your loved one, you are choosing safety and self-care over pleasing others.
It becomes easier to say “no” with practice.

There are a variety of ways to say no and set boundaries with friends and family with no hard feelings. How do you say “no” to others? Are you direct? Do you provide rain checks?

Here are some conversations about this topic from the community:


When has saying no been a form of self-care for you?
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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I’m still new to this allergy stuff. About a year in. And I hate going to restaurants and eating with people bringing food. The “oh a little won’t hurt,… read more

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