All relationships need boundaries to remain healthy. Consider there are certain things you discuss with your best friend that you’d never discuss with your child or your mother. Boundaries help to determine how much you give and receive from a relationship.If any of your relationships are leaving you irritable and overwhelmed, reexamine your boundaries.
The boundaries you set in your relationships are a reflection of your ego and self-esteem:
For your most pleasing results, seek middle ground when setting boundaries.
Using these strategies will help you set boundaries that are empowering for both parties:
Are your relationship boundaries working for you? Redefining a relationship can be challenging and stressful.Change isn’t always popular. When people can no longer take advantage of you, you’re sure to experience some resistance. But when you maintain your efforts consistently, you and those around you will all ultimately benefit.
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