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Part 11: Dealing With People Who Resist Your Boundaries

On May 14, 2021, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Part 11: Dealing With People Who Resist Your Boundaries

People will resist and test your boundaries (you will even resist your boundaries occasionally).  The important thing isn’t knowing that your boundaries will be tested, but how to protect them in firm yet polite and courteous ways. Prepare for Resistance Simply knowing and acknowledging that people will resist your boundaries…

Part 10: Setting Boundaries with Yourself

On May 7, 2021, Posted by , In Balancing Work And Family,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Part 10: Setting Boundaries with Yourself

When we think of setting boundaries, we usually think of relationships with other people and how we expect to be treated. But, some of the most important boundaries we will ever create are the ones we set with ourselves. One of your most important relationships is the one you have…

Part 9: Setting Boundaries At Work

On April 30, 2021, Posted by , In Balancing Work And Family,Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Part 9: Setting Boundaries At Work

People struggle with setting boundaries within the workplace, but when you consider all the time they spend at work, having workplace boundaries is essential to health and happiness. The Case for Workplace Boundaries Professional boundaries guard against burnout and feeling unfulfilled in the workplace. Workplace boundaries prevent you from pushing…

Part 8: Boundaries Within Families

On April 23, 2021, Posted by , In Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Part 8: Boundaries Within Families

Boundaries within families are important. Having boundaries for your spouse and children will create a happier marriage and home life. Time & Space Boundaries Marriage is one of the most challenging yet joyful relationships anyone can experience. But your relationship with your partner doesn’t automatically get easier when you get…

Part 7: Boundaries in Dating, Continued

On April 16, 2021, Posted by , In Communication, With Comments Off on Part 7: Boundaries in Dating, Continued

The Importance of Giving Each Other Space Few things are more exciting than when you first start dating someone who’s a lot of fun and you want to get to know better. It makes you want to spend ALL your time with them!  It’s easy to lose yourself in the…

Part 6: Setting Boundaries in Dating

On April 9, 2021, Posted by , In Communication, With Comments Off on Part 6: Setting Boundaries in Dating

Since this is a marriage blog, dating isn’t discussed much. But dating is a part of life, either before marriage or after divorce. So, let’s talk about boundaries in dating. Dating is fun and complicated. Most everyone would like to find true love but not everyone has the same beliefs…

Part 5: Enforcing Your Boundaries

On April 2, 2021, Posted by , In Communication, With Comments Off on Part 5: Enforcing Your Boundaries

How can people honor your boundaries if they don’t know about them? As it’s appropriate, share your boundaries with other people. Be Assertive but Kind… Make sure you’re assertive but kind. Try not to be aggressive or harsh. The trick is to be confident and graciously strong when communicating your…

Part 4: How To Set Boundaries

On March 26, 2021, Posted by , In All Posts,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Part 4: How To Set Boundaries

Creating and implementing boundaries is hard. But with a little practice, it gets easier. The key is learn to set appropriate boundaries for your efforts to be effective. Here are some tips for setting healthy, effective boundaries. The Mindset for Setting Boundaries The first step to setting good boundaries is…

Part 3: Why You Need Boundaries In Life and Love

On March 19, 2021, Posted by , In Communication, With Comments Off on Part 3: Why You Need Boundaries In Life and Love

Boundaries give you the freedom and space to live your life. Without them, you can’t be healthy or happy. But they can be tough to set and enforce. Here’s why:  1. Boundaries require you to put your needs and priorities first It isn’t easy putting yourself first because it feels…

Part 2: Why You Need Boundaries in Love and Life

On March 12, 2021, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Part 2: Why You Need Boundaries in Love and Life

Boundaries inform people about what matters most to you and how you manage your time, life, and energy. They demonstrate your beliefs, priorities, and values. Just as we use fences and gates to protect our personal property, boundaries are the invisible fences that protect our wellbeing.  In general, there are…