Survivors of abuse often struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Within the abuse dynamic boundaries were unacceptable for the abuser, who will have constantly overstepped. They often view their target as an extension of themselves. As a tool to fill their physical and emotional needs, not as another individual.
That means that once we leave the abusive dynamic, we have been programmed not to maintain boundaries. We were taught that having boundaries is selfish, inconsiderate and rude.
This is not a healthy situation to be in, and so it is important to learn the skill.
The Importance of Boundaries &
How You Can Begin Learning to Maintain Them
Resilience Coach, Michael Ballard and our own Mags join forces on this podcast about healthy emotional boundaries. They discuss why they are important, how we are affected by them. In addition they give you some tips on how to begin practicing and implementing them in your own life.
Michael was kind enough to share some super useful resources with you all. These are especially relevant, if you are interested in boundaries, healthy relationships and resilience.
Michael runs a number of courses on Udemy, including one on Healthy Boundaries for Life and Love.
The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights that Michael mentions in the podcast is available for download to our members. So join us today to get instant access to this as well as the Community of Survivors in the forums.