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Relationship Boundaries

Why it's Important to Have Boundaries in Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

It's important because it separates our experience from other people's experiences. It's important because it allows us to take better care of ourselves -- emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually -- so we feel so much less stressed, overwhelmed, and out of balance.

The Hidden Reason Why Your Relationship May Be Struggling

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

There is something that you can do even in these situations where the person doesn't really tell you how you can help them. It is one of these hidden reasons that we may not always think of or realize unless we choose to really sit back and focus on the big picture.

How To Deal With Aggressive People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Dealing with people who have these tendencies can be quite draining and, without a solid balance of both assertiveness and empathy, can create a lot of tension in our relationships with them.

6 Steps to Setting Boundaries in Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Depending on your upbringing and past experience, setting boundaries in relationships may be easier or more difficult for you.

5 Ways to Stop Attracting Toxic People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

A while back I found myself in a conversation with someone about the topic of being around toxic people -- or, as I prefer to call it, people who exhi...

Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children, especially teenagers can be incredibly dramatic. The one thing we must do as parents is not buy in to the drama.

Relationship Boundaries: Separate but Equal

Brad Kennington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Kennington

The healthiest relationships comprise individuals who do not need the other but want the other. There is a difference between needing and wanting. One connotes desperation, the other desire. And what differentiates the two? Boundaries.

Does a Lap Dance Count As Cheating?

Haley Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Haley Hill

The traditional fairy tales women are raised with didn't conclude with a Prince declaring undying love for Snow White, then having the odd wank over Cinderella, the wicked stepmother, or if so inclined, the dwarf with the tightest trousers.

Beware The Overshare: Why You Shouldn't Always Open Up

Posted 10.03.2013 | OWN

Your new friend confides something very personal. Do not -- repeat, do not -- second that emotion. Martha Beck on how to manage people who play ...

Boundaries for the Alcoholic Parent/Grandparent

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

t's one thing to implement boundaries on your own toward one person or a whole group, but when those boundaries involve others, it is important to calculate each step, think it out, talk it out and try and prepare for any outcome -- good, bad or indifferent.

The Importance Of Setting Boundaries

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

Learning to sense and articulate my own needs and choosing where and when to share them might well be the single biggest life change I can commit to.

Let July 4th Be Your Independence Day!

Mastin Kipp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mastin Kipp

After we have celebrated the boundaries and Independence of this great nation, that we take a moment to make today our personal Independence Day as well.

And You Thought Arizona Had Boundary Problems

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

Years ago I recognized I had a problem with boundaries. As I began to get more centered, I realized that learning to set boundaries for myself was imperative.