4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

Posted on August 21, 2013

Have you been feeling a little emotionally drained lately? Have you been finding yourself responding to the emergencies of others as if they are your own?

Perhaps you have been allowing someone to invade your space even though you are not quite comfortable. Maybe it’s time to look at whether you have healthy boundaries.

Boundaries are the limitations we set for ourselves and others. They can be both physical and emotional.

Signs of unhealthy boundaries include sharing too much too soon or not expressing our needs at all. This often happens in relationships, whether they are old relationships or ones we are trying to cultivate.

It’s important to understand that boundary setting is not being rude, nor is it being difficult. When done in a positive and respectful manner, boundary setting increases our assertiveness and can be effective for both parties. It is never too late to learn how to set healthy boundaries. Here are a few tips to get you going in the right direction.

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Source material from Psych Central

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