Saying no is healthy. Being able to say no without having to explain why and not feel guilty about it is even healthier. Knowing when and how to say no is one of the most valuable skills you will ever learn. At first, people won’t understand, will give you incredulous looks and expect you to change your mind. But don’t waver. Eventually, mature people will understand and life will become less dramatic. You’ll start seeing and hearing the truth in people’s words and actions. It’s OK to ask for help from time to time, but people shouldn’t be dependent on you for everything. You can’t save everyone, but you can keep your sanity just a little while longer while you work on developing a better you.