Boundaries dating physical


Love can’t exist without boundaries, even with your children.

It’s easy to understand external boundaries as your bottom line.

You may not believe you have any rights if yours weren’t respected growing up. For example, “Please don’t criticize (or call) me (or borrow my . .),” and “Thank you for thinking of me, but I regret I won’t be joining (or able to help) you . .”Internal boundaries involve regulating your relationship with yourself.

Any kind of abuse violates personal boundaries, including teasing.

For example, my brother ignored my pleas for him to stop tickling me until I could barely breathe.

Personal boundaries are the physical, emotional and mental limits we establish to protect ourselves from being manipulated, used, or violated by others.

They allow us to separate who we are, and what we think and feel, from the thoughts and feelings of others.

We must recognize that each of us is a unique individual with distinct emotions, needs and preferences.

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