In today’s world, it is not uncommon for women to be in positions of great power and responsibility. They often have more control in their career and relationships and are not as limited as previous generations were. This is not to say that this sense of inner empowerment has become the norm for all women.
Some will find it relatively easy to stand up for themselves and others won’t. Or it could only be a challenge when it comes to certain contexts and at other times it could be fine. But even if it is just a challenge in one area of a woman’s life, it could affect her wellbeing and end up causing problems in other areas of her life.
Having the ability to say no is part of having healthy and functional boundaries. When these are not in place, one can end up saying yes when they should be saying no and saying no when it might be better to say yes.
No Makes Some Women Uncomfortable
Many women feel uncomfortable saying no which creates challenges. Women feel more comfortable saying yes or no when it is not in their best interest. Occasionally, this is unlikely to affect their wellbeing, but it will be a problem when it has become a pattern in their life.