Every week I read (often saving and re-reading) great materials from others about healthy relationships and strong relationship boundaries. Here's a quick list of four of my all-time favorites.
Six Steps to Setting Boundaries in Relationships by Jennifer Twardowski
For all of you wanting a step-by-step guide to making boundaries work this is the basic primer for you. Jennifer spells it out in six easy steps to get clear and ask for what you need.
Healthy Relationships: Setting Boundaries from Love is Respect
Love is respect is FULL of great resources on healthy relationships. I strongly recommend checking out just about everything on their site. If you want one easy to read starting place this article is great for outlining the kinds of spaces to consider boundaries (in-person and online in particular). Start here and then use the rest of their site to dive deeper in relationship 101.
How to Set Healthy Boundaries: 3 Critical First Stepsfrom Tiny Buddha
Tiny Buddha is always a great resource for personal narratives and self-reflection. I love this post because it outlines three great ways to get clear internally and do a little self-assessment when considering boundaries with other people.
Boundaries in Relationships from Life Esteem
Life esteem may not be the prettiest site out there, but for all of you wondering why setting boundaries is so dang hard, this article literally spells it out. If you keep wondering why boundaries are tripping you up, there might be some useful tips in here.
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