Build and Maintain Boundaries | Nedra Tawwab

In today’s episode, we cover setting boundaries with Nedra Tawwab. Nedra is a licensed therapist, sought-after relationship expert who has practiced relationship therapy for 14 years, and author of the instant New York Times bestseller “Set Boundaries, Find Peace”.

Boundaries are a challenging concept to implement for many, but it can be simplified once you understand them, so what are boundaries, what does it mean to communicate and defend your boundaries, and how do you handle situations where people are repeatedly crossing your boundaries?

What to Listen For

  • Introduction to Boundaries – 0:00
  • Why did Nedra Tawwab write a book on boundaries?
  • Why is boundary setting pushed out of us as children only to be demanded of us as adults, and what can you do to reclaim your ability to set boundaries so you can avoid unhealthy relationships?
  • What does it mean to set a boundary and how do you know when you should set a boundary?
  • Respecting Your Boundaries – 11:00 
  • What should you say if you need to back out of a commitment?
  • Should you feel bad about backing out of a commitment?
  • What leads someone to ghost you and how should you handle it?
  • Building & Defending Your Boundaries – 24:50 
  • What should you say if someone disrespects your boundary?
  • How do you set new boundaries with someone?
  • What can you do to show up for your team while setting healthy boundaries so you can get your work done?
  • Healthy vs Unhealthy Consequences for Boundaries – 34:40 
  • How do you know when a relationship should end if the other person keeps crossing your boundaries?
  • How do you handle family members who are unwilling or unable to respect your boundaries?

Boundaries are important because they allow us to build healthy relationships with people who respect us as individuals. If you don’t communicate to someone what it means to respect you and treat you well, you’re gambling on their ability to read your mind. I don’t know any mind readers so I’d call that a bad gamble.

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