Boundaries are a tricky thing to uphold, especially with those we love. Many people have unhealthy boundaries due to abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, neglect), betrayal, low self-esteem, or poor examples shown to us by role models and our family of origin. Understanding your personal boundaries and ensuring they are healthy is a key factor to creating a
healthy relationship with self.
How would you describe your personal boundaries? Strong or weak? Consistent or scattered? Fear or love based? Coming from a place of self-love or people pleasing? Safe or dangerous? Here are some signs of healthy vs. unhealthy boundaries. The first step to creating healthier boundaries is bringing awareness to this area, taking a personal inventory of where you are and making positive adjustments with each new opportunity. Creating healthy personal boundaries, no matter what we were taught or experienced, is absolutely possible.