I read somewhere that most men don’t marry the women they love the most, but they marry the women that are around when they want to marry. In other words, convenience.
Not only do you have to learn to say no, you also have to learn that it is OKAY to say no.
There comes a point and time where you want to meet new people from various backgrounds, and explore different things. The things that you used to do for fun are no longer appealing, and the place begins to feel less and less like home as you grow within yourself. You crave more than what you’ve been used to.