Boundaries may be a new concept for you. Or you may already be working on setting boundaries for you and your marriage (I discuss it at length in my Save The Marriage System).
I believe that boundaries are foundational to having a thriving life. Add in standards, mix a little “make an impact,” and you have an amazing life.
Boundaries are a “No” to how you are treated. They set your limits of acceptable behavior. Think of it as a fence in your backyard, marking your “territory.” People in your fence are expected to be respectful and nice.
But here is something I have noticed: many people treat boundaries like a weapon. When upset, they take them out and beat someone back. While it is important to set a boundary in the face of mistreatment, I would suggest that boundaries can be softer. They can set the stage for a healthy relationship, drama-free and loving.
This week, I have the opportunity of discussing this with one of my top coaches, Terri Hase. Listen in as Terri and I discuss 5 ways boundaries can transform your relationships — including your marriage.