Overview (Cloud & Townsend, pp. 24-25)
The inability to set appropriate boundaries at appropriate times with the appropriate people can be very destructive. People who struggle with boundary setting often feel as though nothing is working. Trying hard isn’t working. Being nice out of fear isn’t working. Taking responsibility for others isn’t working. If it is hard for you to set limits with others and you desire to take ownership of your life, this guide on boundaries will be beneficial to you. There are 4 lessons within this guide that have been adapted from Cloud and Townsend (2008).
For an introduction to the topic of boundaries, feel free to watch the following video (segment 4:00 to 7:00):
When to Seek Professional Help
If you continue to have difficulty setting appropriate limits in your relationships, it is important to seek professional help. We can assist you in locating a therapist that is geographically close to you.