Setting physical boundaries in dating relationships
In a relationship with healthy boundaries, both partners feel happy and equal. While it may appear that you have the control in your relationship, control is an illusion.Your partner may be resenting you below the surface, and that kind of resentment can lead to affairs, binge drinking, and angry arguments.Somewhere in our dating world we ran into situations or behaviors that we didn’t like and most likely didn’t speak up or if we did, we didn’t follow our words with action.Boundaries only work when they are supported with an action if they continue to happen.One foundation for understanding how to do this comes from an in-depth knowledge of oneself.Really getting to know yourself through journaling, therapy, or other forms of self-explorations can help you understand who you are, what’s important to you, and what you want in your life.Monitor your motives when you are making plans with and demands of your partner.
Be brutally honest with yourself as you fill in the columns with the names of your past and/or current relationships.
For the second part, go back to each name and write down in detail why and how each person was healthy or unhealthy.