Boundaries are an important part of living a healthy, happy life, especially when it comes to your romantic partner. It is undeniable that can be very exciting, and clearly defined/healthy boundaries can keep a relationship healthy instead of turning into something toxic and counter productive.
Before you can set healthy boundaries, you must comprehend what boundaries are, why they matter, and how to establish them.
There are several types of boundaries, from personal to emotional to psychological. Setting strong personal boundaries are not a total solution for your relationship woes. In actuality, they’re more of a side effect of having a healthy self-esteem and a general low level of neediness (co-dependence) with people around you. Here are a few simple ways on how to maintain them.
Designating days of the week to spend time with your significant other is an example of setting boundaries. Similarly, turning off your phone and other electronic devices for the sake of having personal time is another way of taking care of yourself. It’s up to each person to think about and set healthy boundaries in their life, especially when dating.
Boundaries in relationships work both ways: they create emotional health and are created by people with emotional health. Not everybody is so lucky. They are something you can start working on today with the people close to you and you’ll begin to notice a difference in your self-esteem, confidence, emotional stability, and so on. Ideally, the best time to set boundaries is from the beginning of a relationship. This also requires consistency on your part if you are the needy type. Believe it or not, people find boundaries attractive!
When someone fails to set boundaries, nothing good happens. At the very least, it can cause a fair amount of unnecessary stress. Furthermore, it makes assessing one’s personal needs a lot more complicated. Everyone involved may end up feeling either neglected or suffocated as a result. People do not enter relationships to be controlled or dictated, but without healthy boundaries this is inevitable.