(+612) 2531 5600
PO Box 1622 Colins Street West Victoria 8077 Australia
All relationships have boundaries. Some boundaries are discussed, others are assumed, and some are only discovered when they’ve been crossed.
Boundaries are a way of assuring that your needs are met in a relationship. They are also a way of assuring that your values and expectations aren’t violated. Boundaries can preserve your privacy and independence.
Everyone has boundaries, but few people have the same boundaries, and that’s why it’s so important to set the boundaries in your dating relationship.
Discuss your boundaries with your dating partner. It’s unfair to expect someone to follow a boundary that you’re keeping a secret. Relationships require communication. Why leave anything to chance? Let the other person know what you expect.
Be prepared to enforce your boundaries. When you are tolerant of your boundaries being crossed, you can safely assume it will happen again. When someone regularly fails to respect your boundaries, it’s a sign that you’re with the wrong person.
It’s just as important to understand the other person’s boundaries and respect them. If you’re both on the same page, you have a better chance of enjoying a healthy relationship.