This has always been a personal struggle of mine. I always worry about hurting someone’s feelings, so I end up being overly nice and accommodating to those that just want nothing more than to use and or abuse. This year I have finally figured out that it’s ok to say no to these types of people. It’s not me being purposely hurtful to them by denying them what they want.. it’s me standing up for myself and saying no to their behaviors. It’s me saying that it’s not okay for you to do things that hurt me. It’s very empowering to take back that part of your life and let go of that kind of fear.