Setting Boundaries

Many people aren’t even sure what boundaries mean. We all have them—at least to some degree. But some of us are often left feeling that we aren’t getting what we really want out of our relationships.

A boundary is an intangible wall that we put up around ourselves.  We let some people in, and we keep some people out.  However, when we don’t establish clear boundaries with other people, we can set ourselves up for problems.

If these statements ring true for you, you may have some “boundary concerns.”  You do have the right to say “no,” to be heard, and to be treated with respect—your boundaries communicate all of this to other people.  However, it can be difficult to learn this type of communication.  If you think you may need some help, or even if you just want some more information, the Counseling Center can help.