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Commentary by Peter Shepherd
A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect. As Ritu Ghatourey says, “You can't always be nice. That's how people take advantage of you. Sometimes you have to set boundaries.”
Don't say yes because it's hard to say no. And as Suzann Paneck Robins points out, “It is also necessary to be aware of our own personal boundaries and the limitations of our tolerance. Only then can we move toward acceptance of those who are different from us and eventually recognize that we are all part of the same whole of humanity.”
And of course, respecting other people's boundaries is equally important.
Article about establishing boundaries...
Boundaries define the limits we need to set in our lives to protect what is most important to us. I look at boundaries as part of the foundation that holds our lives in place. Without boundaries, everything can, and will happen. Our lives can slowly unravel, and before we know it, our lives are nothing like what we envisioned them to be. Boundaries establish clear lines and they keep life from becoming blurry or fuzzy. Continues...