2022/11/24 Sometimes, all it can take is one word for an already tense situation to become something more. Often, that word is no. Someone appears to be anticipating such a response from you and, by giving it, it is possible to add a bit more fuel to the fire. Even if you feel responding negatively is the best and most sensible response, at least be willing to listen to what someone is keen to tell you before giving it. It is possible no could become maybe.