Rejecting someone, whether it’s a close friend, an acquaintance, or even a stranger, is not easy. Most of us don’t enjoy breaking hearts or making others feel badly about themselves. Because we feel so guilty about rejection, a lot of people end up doing the opposite of what they should: either ignoring or ghosting a person, or giving them a chance and then leading them on just because they don’t know how to say no. This just leads to confusing situations that often end up hurting that person even more than a simple and honest “I’m not interested” would have.
That’s exactly why learning how to reject someone is so important. You don’t want to drag things out when you don’t need to, and you also don’t want to make things harder on yourself. Need help? Our panel of real girls give some seriously amazing advice on how to reject someone in the least painless way possible. We can’t promise it won’t suck, but we can promise these tips will make it suck less!
How do you reject someone? Which of these tips are you going to try? Let us know in the comments.