A reader asked:
How do you get someone who is telling you what to do with your body to go away?
There’s no foolproof method. It depends heavily on the circumstances, and some people won’t take no for an answer. That said, here are things that work sometimes:
- Walking away from the person.
- “I don’t want to talk about that.”
- “Please stop.”
- “Thank you for your concern”.
- “I’ll have to think about that.”
Changing the subject can also help. Or, combining saying no with changing the subject.