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    Boundaries: The Essential Guide

    Boundaries are the lines we don’t want others to cross. When someone brushes against our boundaries, we often feel uncomfortable, angry, or afraid. How we feel is in large part related to whether we’ve identified the boundary previously as well as whether or not we’ve communicated that boundary. Everyone has dozens or more boundaries for each person in their life, including their partners, coworkers, and the teller at the grocery store. When you clearly know what your boundaries are, then you’re able to clearly communicate those boundaries to others. Boundaries are not the same as rules. Rules are things we make up to protect our boundaries. This is why it’s…