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Questions about how best to approach saying "no", or declining requests. Please explain in your question why just saying "no" is not sufficient.

From day to day life many people will need to say "no", whether it be an offer for some food or drink, or an offer or a free gift. There are various situations where saying no can be awkward or inconvenient, or other situations where someone who says "no" to you can cause you an issue too. Questions here are about resolving issues caused by saying "no" to something or someone, and also about how to say "no" to certain situations.

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