If you’ve been struggling to set good boundaries in 2016, they’re not going to suddenly set themselves in the new year. So before that new day dawns, let’s take a look at some of the challenges we can expect to face in 2017 – and how better boundaries can help us through them.
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.
Some people just don’t get it. You can tell them “no” a hundred times, but they keep right on going. How do you respond when your boundary is just being ignored?
With some people, our boundaries go understood. But not everyone shares our values. And not everyone consistently treats us with respect. In these situations, we need more than just words. Our boundaries need teeth.
Let’s face it: some people are just rude. And even people who aren’t usually that way may have their moments. So how do you handle them? What do you do when someone is more than just a little rude?
Many of us look forward to the holidays for months, if not all year. They’re a time for family and friends – and for giving. But if we don’t put any limits on that giving, we can end up exhausted and resentful. That’s why, even during the season of giving,...