When I Say No, I Feel Guilty
This book is a must-read for anyone who struggles with setting boundaries and saying no in their personal and professional life. The author, Manuel J. Smith, outlines practical techniques and strategies for asserting oneself and expressing one's feelings honestly and confidently.
The book provides insights into why people struggle with saying no and why they often feel guilty for doing so. It helps readers understand that saying no is a natural and necessary part of life, and that it is possible to do so without being rude or disrespectful.
One of the strengths of this book is that it includes specific examples of how to say no in various situations, from dealing with difficult people to negotiating a salary increase. The author also provides guidance on how to deal with the guilt that often comes with saying no, and how to overcome the fear of rejection or disapproval.
Overall, "When I Say No, I Feel Guilty" is an empowering and practical guide for anyone who wants to improve their assertiveness skills and build healthier relationships. It is a valuable resource for therapists and coaches who work with clients struggling with boundary-setting and assertiveness issues.