If you want people to respect your boundaries, you need to first set them yourself.
Understanding Emotional Boundaries
Imagine your emotional boundaries as a protective bubble. This bubble keeps your emotions in and other people’s emotions out.
Having emotional boundaries gives you the ability to witness others emotions without taking their emotions personally (into your bubble) or as your responsibility to react to, fix, or solve. Your emotional boundaries enable you to differentiate where your emotions end and other person’s emotions begin.
When we have unclear emotional boundaries that we have not even set for ourselves, others emotions flood into our safe space. As a result, we become highly reactive to not only other’s emotions, but also our own.Continue reading “How to Set Better Emotional Boundaries and Why they are so Important for Healing”