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Boundary Confusion

Boundary confusion refers to an assumption of intimacy that is not agreed upon by both parties, which leads to a sense of violation or crossing the line. It reflects a failure to recognize the physical or psychological boundary and distinctiveness of the other by either presumption of connection or lack of awareness of another’s personal space. It can be confusing for someone who feels they made a mistake but doesn’t understand why or how, and it can be alarming for those whose signals are being misread.

The Power of Boundaries

Sharing personal information brings people together and helps them like one another more. But in an age of self-disclosure, how do you know when you’ve gone too far—or when someone else has ulterior motives?

How to Set Boundaries with a Toxic Family Member

Our familial relationships can lay the groundwork for how we communicate in many of our other relationships. Here’s how to course-correct when things have gotten toxic with a family member.

The Difference Between Setting Boundaries and Shutting People Out

After growing up in a household with extremely loose emotional boundaries, I soon learned the importance of establishing my own personal boundaries as quickly and clearly as possible. And, in recent years, I have even managed to become more eloquent about when and how to set them.

Why Healthy Relationships Always Have Boundaries & How to Set Boundaries in Yours

Boundaries can help you retain a sense of identity and personal space, and they’re easier to create and maintain than you might think.

6 Types of Boundaries You Deserve to Have (and How to Maintain Them)

Boundaries are what happen when you can sense yourself and what you need and want and access your voice to speak to those things.

Boundaries: It’s Time to Say No When You Need to

Is it time to start honoring your needs, instead of everyone else’s?

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