Have you heard the saying “good fences make good neighbors”?
Fences are the boundary lines that divide personal property. The same is true with personal boundaries, they are the limits you place on where you end and someone else begins. When boundaries are healthy, the results include healthy self-esteem and genuine connections. When boundaries are too rigid or lacking, results include disconnection, resentment, exhaustion and low self-esteem.
The most common boundaries are:
Recommended Reading: Boundaries: When to Say Yes - When to Say No - Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend