Setting effective boundaries is an important part of any personal or professional relationship.
Clinical psychologist Jeanie Cave explains that it requires a person to express their needs and understand their capacities.
Although guilt can often stand in the way of boundary-setting, Cave says it can be done while still remaining vulnerable.
She stresses that it is critical to set boundaries as early on as possible.
This will help avoid unhealthy consequences such as over-accommodating others, pent up resentment or emotional bankruptcy.
Cave shares her expert advice on how to navigate healthy relationships and set effective boundaries in the audio below.
You can go a very far way in protecting yourself if you have effectively set up boundaries.— Jeanie Cave, clinical psychologist
Boundaries are the balancing point between your needs and your capacities.— Jeanie Cave, clinical psychologist
Boundaries are what make us visible to other people.— Jeanie Cave, clinical psychologist
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