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Personal Boundaries

3 Keys for College Women to Stay Empowered

Janet Larson | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
Janet Larson

As young women begin college with anticipation and enthusiasm, these are a few of the roadblocks that too often sabotage the empowered and joyful experience they so deserve in this new chapter in their lives.

Is it Possible to Give Too Much??

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

t's amazing how much more you can give when you're careful not to give too much. It's also pretty remarkable just how much more support you receive once you open yourself up to it and let the universe know you are ready.

Can I Teach My Son to Have Boundaries When Mine Are So Flimsy?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There are many ways to help a child establish better boundaries, but the most important one is built upon what he observes in the behavior of those he watches most carefully -- his parents and primary caregivers.

Agapi Stassinopoulos: Are You Feeling Depleted? Discovering Your Boundaries

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

There is a delicate balance between self-care and care for others. We want to be there for others, but if we are doing it to the detriment of our own wellbeing, we are doing a great disservice to who we are.

Border Defense for Personal Development

Bradley Foster | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Takers can't take anything from us unless we give it to them. Having good boundaries is a balance of our needs and beliefs and what we can do to support the other person. We are authentic and genuine when we are in harmony with ourselves and the other's boundaries.

Does Being Spiritual Make You A Doormat?

Natasha Dern | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

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.

Friend Wants More Than Platonic Relationship

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
George Sachs, Psy.D.

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.

What Can I Do to Try to Win His Heart Back?

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
George Sachs, Psy.D.

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 ...

The Importance of Boundaries

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

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.

Boundaries and Priorities: Week 8 of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

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.

How Do I Tell Him He Overstayed His Welcome?

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

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...

Sexual Self-Empowerment: Ensuring Healthy Boundaries

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

It may seem counterintuitive, but couples need clear individual boundaries and healthy differentiation for great sex. Each must feel both connected and protected.

The Zen of "Yes" or "No"

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

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.

Codependency Pt 2: An Incomplete Sense of Self

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

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.