We all have limits. People make demands upon us or treat us poorly, and we must all decide our limits.
Unfortunately, many people feel guilty for setting a boundary. Saying “No” makes many people feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, demanding, or somehow unacceptable.
But if you can’t say “No,” you can’t really say “Yes.”
Having clear boundaries — setting them and maintaining them — teaches others how to treat us. And when we teach others how to treat us, we get to focus on what is important to us. Not just what others want you to find important, but what YOU find important.
Let’s talk about what boundaries are, how to set them, what to avoid, and how to maintain them.