Maintaining Boundaries

Having healthy relationships takes time and work. One basic skill is maintaining healthy boundaries, especially with those difficult individuals.
Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. the Associate Editor  for psychcentral published good advice given by a clinical psychologist on maintaining boundaries with those individuals that are difficult in our lives.

Here are the five important points he recommended:

  1. Realize that your needs are important: •Be with people who value you. •See a therapist.•Be objective. •Be fair.
  2. Be firm and kind: firm doesn’t mean being callous, belittling or hurting another person, be firm and loving, firm and validating
  3. Have realistic expectations.
  4. Walk away.
  5. Remind yourself you’re in charge: when difficult people violate your boundaries, you can use it as an opportunity to better understand who you are and what’s important to you and to take a stance.

To read the full article go to: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/01/29/5-ways-to-maintain-boundaries-with-difficult-people/#at_pco=tst-1.0&at_si=53b44904c33e5c61&at_ab=per-2&at_pos=0&at_tot=2

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