I don’t know about you but boundaries keep me and everyone around me safe.
For me, the some of the scariest words I hear in conversations are “I don’t have any boundaries.” Followed by, “I’m easy-going. It’s really hard to offend me.”
The quote above has a lot of meaning for me. My boundaries didn’t exist until I started therapy. Soon after therapy (I was a quick study), I started losing friends. Family members started getting angry with me more often. And I earned more respect from people at work for saying “no” and setting limits on my time to ensure high quality work and deadlines were met early or on time.
The same boundaries that had me losing friends also kept the narcissists and users away while bringing positive and supportive people into my life.
When the quote popped up on my Facebook stream, I immediately saved it to share here.
Maybe this quote will help you create and maintain healthy boundaries to stay safe too.
Thanks for reading!