Illustration of a black woman with braids by Natalie Lue saying

One day, you stop taking the calls or returning the texts, and then you keep going.

Maybe it’s that you stop waiting around for this person to figure out that you’re the one for them.

Perhaps you tire of waiting for them to leave their relationship.

Or maybe you’re exhausted from trying to convince them to be in a relationship.

One day you decide that you won’t be getting back together with this person just so that they can dump or mistreat you again.

Maybe being dial-a-lay or the underappreciated overgiving people pleaser is something you can’t bear to do for even one more minute.

Why? Because you’ve taken the love you gave to this person and given it to yourself.

Now you can take care of you. Now you can raise your standards.

The Joy of Saying No by Natalie Lue book cover. Subtitle: A simple plan to stop people pleasing, reclaim boundaries, and say yes to the life you want.

Ready to reclaim yourself from the cycle of people pleasing and any patterns that reinforce feelings of low self-worth? My new book, The Joy of Saying No: A Simple Plan to Stop People Pleasing, Reclaim Boundaries, and Say Yes to the Life You Want (HarperCollins/Harper Horizon), is out now.

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