Boundaries help us delineate where we end and where we begin in relation to other people and to the external world. Boundaries also help us express who we are, the kinds of behavior we will accept, and the ways in which we wish to be treated. In this episode, we contemplate the usefulness of boundaries in social and personal relationships and even within ourselves (i.e. “internal” boundaries). We discuss some of the symptoms of inadequate boundary-setting and offer advice on creating and following through with healthy, loving, and respectful boundaries. For further resources on this episode’s topic, check out the following links:
- “What are personal boundaries? How do I get some?” by Darlene Lancer of Psych Central
- Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine
- Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin (excerpt) by Anne Katherine
- “4 Reasons Why Having Boundaries is the Most Sacred Act of Self-Care” on Elephant Journal
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