This is true. I always felt compelled to say yes to both my children, friends and boyfriends. I was too bothered about upsetting them and letting them down. I think that is part of the reason me and my daughter fell out because I started to say no. I couldn’t afford to say yes anymore.

It doesn’t make me a bad person. By saying no it has made me much happier and stopped me worrying as much and overthinking as much.