Boundaries

Boundaries

Another excellent article from Men Heal

MEN HEAL

Do you ever feel people are walking on you? If so you might have a problem with boundaries.

There are other people’s boundaries and yours. The skill is to recognise where a boundary edge might be, and then to skillfully communicate this boundary to others.

An example of a boundary might be wanting to be told if a friend is visiting your house before they arrive. As you can see people’s boundaries can differ. Some people might enjoy people just turning up at their house.

If a boundary is trounced we often feel violated or agitated. There are three main reasons why your boundaries may be in jeopardy regularly:

1. You are unaware of your boundaries
2. You are ineffective at communicating your boundaries to others
3. You have skillfully told the person in question but they don’t care

Solutions:

1. Develop awareness of your boundaries. This is mostly a…

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