I'm sure my blood pressure rocketed.
Then the wiser woman living in my head whispered "to what end are you doing this to yourself". Hmmm.
I went on a different tack altogether in trying to put 'no' and, my reaction to it, in a larger, more universal context.
Voila! Lisa-Marie's challenge….more rewarding emotionally and satisfying. Almost Zen. I give you a peek at a detail.