I came across this blog post the other day and thought it would be helpful here as well.
Do you know how to make someone respect your boundaries?
Would you know what to say or do to keep your boundaries firm?
Most people struggle with boundaries because we, as a society, tend to see things at face value and with the intent of communicating in a peaceful manner. We hardly ever anticipate that someone would mistreat or misuse us.
Developing and maintaining relationships can be one of the most challenging things you’ll ever have to do. Relationships are never as easy as we think they should be. They are often fraught with emotional, behavioral, social, genetic, and psychological components that make them complicated. If you find yourself stuck in a relationship with someone who is unstable, unhealthy, or abusive, getting away is the only hope you have.
Below are a few behaviors that are often characteristic of someone intent on pushing your boundaries:
Psychological urgency is a concept that explains another person’s intent to cause you to “jump” for them when they report something to you or tell you something that triggers you. Psychological urgency is a form of manipulation.
Can you relate to any of the behaviors above?
Have you ever experienced them at the hand of someone you live with, work with, or talk to?
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