The Better Boundaries Blog

21 Ways to Stop Being Manipulated

Let’s face it: being manipulated sucks. Possibly the only thing worse than being manipulated is having to admit our dirty little secret. When we realize we’ve been had, we feel stupid, weak and ashamed. And it doesn’t end there. If we keep falling for their tricks, manipulators leave us with a bad feeling about the world around us.

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Overwhelmed by the Holidays?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the holidays? If you want to avoid repeating the same old dramas, anxieties, melt-downs, conflicts, disappointments and trashed finances, you’ll need to rethink your approach.

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How can you make things right when you’ve done nothing wrong?

In a healthy relationship, you usually know when something’s wrong. And when you ask if there’s a problem, you get an honest answer. “I’m feeling hurt because you didn’t include me yesterday.” Or “It seems to me that I’m doing most of the work on this project, and that doesn’t feel good.” You talk things over.

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10 Signs You Might Be a Pushover

Every day we make choices – choices that determine everything from how we spend our time to how we feel about ourselves. Do you often wonder what happened to your day – or your week? Do you look back and realize that you spent it doing what others wanted you to do?

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