Online dating can be awesome - you have a huge pool of potential dates to select from, you are able to screen for basic compatibility ahead of time and you can "meet" people while you're on the sofa in your sweats. But online dating has its downsides. The sheer number of people available can be … Continue reading 10 Ways to Make Online Dating Suck a Little Less
As a teacher, I get to see boundaries - and the lack thereof - in action every single day. It's funny how much I have evolved in this since my nascent years as an educator. I used to read up on specific classroom management strategies, many of which involved complicated reward systems and methods for … Continue reading Why Are Boundaries Important?
Communicating your boundaries can be difficult, especially when it is an important relationship to you. Maintaining those boundaries when they're challenged or when the consequences become distressing is even harder. The following strategies will help you set and maintain boundaries within your relationships at home, at work and in the world at large: Learn What … Continue reading How to Get Better at Setting and Maintaining Boundaries
"But what if I lose the friendship?" I thought as I debated about pressing send on the text message. "So what if you do?" my inner voice replied, "Would that be so bad?" Feeling guilty, I worried that I would be perceived as rude. I was concerned that this person would decide to cut off … Continue reading Why So Many of Us Struggle With Maintaining Boundaries
I wish there was a class in high school that taught people about the importance of setting and maintaining boundaries in personal relationships. Unfortunately, the powers-that-be decided that learning the exact year of the Battle of the Alamo was more important than learning how to have healthy relationships with yourself and others. And so, we're … Continue reading Signs That You Need to Strengthen Your Boundaries