Learning and understanding how to build boundaries with your family, peers and coworkers is essential to forming healthy relationships. Having healthy boundaries with others can look different for each relationship you have in your life. Having more rigid boundaries with people may look like being emotionally distant or not being vulnerable to open up appropriately to others. Having looser boundaries may look like sharing too much information with others and having a challenging time to say no. Having healthy boundaries can help others know what to expect from you, and what you expect from them.
There are five distinct types of boundaries to have with the people in your life.
Here are several ways to start working on healthy boundaries within yourself and your relationships.
“We can say what we need to say. We can gently, but assertively, speak our minds. We do not need to be judgmental, tactless, blaming, or cruel when we speak our truths” – Melody Beattie
You can contact Summit Counseling today to discuss working on boundaries within your relationships!