Sometimes the response is just single letter SENTENCE: “No.”
That’s it. No cliches no explanations. Simply no, because you have suffered way too much by saying “yes” multitude of times and hurting yourself in the process.
So it is okay, rather very important to take care of yourself and say no to those who do not care for you, who are too engrossed in their lives to think that awesomeness is achieved because of wonderful relationships and most importantly, because you just feel deeply hurt and something that is not “you” by saying yes.
It’s okay to be okay when it is not okay. Trust yourself on this and thou shalt navigate the “not okay” part with grace.