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Saying 'no'

"Decir que no"
Spanish B2 writing exercise

Learn about the importance of sometimes saying 'no'.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "request", "at the expense of", "well-being", "to set limits", "more and more", "vicious circle", "third party", "codependency" and "to exercise (to use, to call upon)".

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How the test works

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It is important to learn to say no, well, not all of us are capable of doing it. This is especially difficult when requests come from loved ones like our partner or family, who should think before making them so we don't feel bad. It is clear that we have to help others, but not at the expense of our emotional wellbeing. Also, if we don't set limits, people will take advantage of us more and more and then it will be more difficult to stop this very negative dynamic, since a vicious circle of codependency will be created and we will not be happy with our decisions because they will be imposed by third parties and we will not have exercised the right to decide.

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