The purpose of having boundaries is to protect and take care of ourselves. We need to be able to tell other people when they are acting in ways that are not acceptable to us. A first step is starting to know that we have a right to protect and defend ourselves. That we have not only the right, but the duty to take responsibility for how we allow others to treat us. Robert Burney
If you are feeling tired, drained, exhausted and overwhelmed, you may need to set boundaries with the people in your lives. It can be hard to focus and drama can begin to take over our lives when we allow people to use us up. Healthy relationships, whether they are personal, work or friendships need to have very specific and appropriate boundaries to be successful. How do you set those boundaries? Experts agree on a three prong approach – gain self-awareness, set external boundaries, and finally strengthen your internal boundaries.