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Boundaries in adult dating relationships

The goal in an intimate relationship is to feel calm, centered and focused.

Being in a relationship is not about being a martyr!

The word ‘NO’ allows you to respect you…and for others to respect you.

Catching the Virus A common scenario is this: one spouse doesn’t have good emotional boundaries with the family he grew up in — his family of origin.

Then when he has contact with them by phone or in person, he becomes depressed, argumentative, self-critical, perfectionistic, angry, combative, or withdrawn.

Healthy boundaries allow a person to experience comfortable interdependence with other people, resulting in well functioning relationships and positive self-regard.

Let’s look at some common signs of a lack of boundaries with the family we grew up in.

Examples of dual relationships are when the client is also a student, friend, family member, employee or business associate of the therapist.