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Setting Boundaries


Setting boundaries is an ability that many people struggle with. By definition, it refers to interpersonal relationships and how far you are willing to let things go. Many people struggle with this skill,

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  • May 23, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Dear Author,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts however I disagree with your approach about empathy. Inability to set a healthy boundary has nothing to do with empathy, they are irrelevant. It has something to do with self-esteem, people who have a healthy self esteem are able to step up and say NO when it means no, they don’t need approval from others, on the other people who have lower self esteem tend to be people pleaser.

    Both type of people can be emphatic or apathy, it depends on a situation.

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  • December 2, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Thankyou for great 3 minute read. I disagree with one comment. Setting boundaries & for me honoring others esp family is super hard.& not easy to do at all. When you are raised with shaming parents who neither modeled good boundaries or respected others…it’s very very hard to even know how to for me.
    I thought everyone was like my home life until I went out in the world….so please. Don’t minimize how difficult this subject is. I just wish I could recognize others boundaries as a lot of people are never explicit so It takes some mind reading Yet I seem to never recognize them until they become angry with me.
    I have become almost antisocial & wonder if there’s something wrong with me…..
    Thanks for any advice how to recognize others personal space.

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