Boundaries

Boundaries
Boundaries are like “hula hoops” we draw around ourselves to define our individual “space”. Fences are used extensively as boundary markers. Skin is a great example of a physical human boundary. No matter how close we get to another person we remain in our own skin. Some boundaries are invisible and only come to our attention when they are “crossed” without permission. Examples: someone borrows one of our belongings without asking for permission, or, someone volunteers us for a task without our consent, someone shares your personal information with anyone who will listen, or, someone drops off some of their emotional laundry expecting us to handle the problem. This list could be extensive but all boundary infringements share a common “ugh” feeling. “Something just doesn’t feel right.” Check out more about Boundaries.
http://www.jsc.edu/StudentLife/CounselingServices/documents/Developing-Healthy-Boundaries.pdf