How does one walk the path of love, tolerance, compassion, forgiveness, etc. without becoming a doormat? This is a fundamental question, and one that's rarely addressed, if ever.
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You don't have to tell your friend that you're not interested in dating -- he already knows. My guess is he's not going to be happy with the status quo. Once the cat is out of the bag, it is very difficult to put him back in.
Dear Dr. George,
My ex-boyfriend and I broke up four months ago. I'm still very much in love with him. I have reason to believe he still cares about ...
Setting boundaries may be one of the aspects of living that most defines our maturity and facility for accomplishing our goals. Learning to define our boundaries, however, is challenging for many.
This is not to say it won't take an enormous amount of work to get rid of my boundaries. I feel the walls in my head buckling and my priority is to keep knocking them down.
Dear Dr. George,
I live alone and I love it. My personal space and time are invaluable. Recently, I began dating a man who lingers long after our dat...
It may seem counterintuitive, but couples need clear individual boundaries and healthy differentiation for great sex. Each must feel both connected and protected.
There is a fine line between moments when we say "yes" to open up to new life possibilities, and, when we say "no" to honor ourselves and maintain a healthy boundary.
When the attachment with a parent is fraught with fear, the child can become overly preoccupied with getting it right for the parent rather than for themselves.
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