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Personal Boundaries Build Healthy Relationships

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Personal Boundaries

Building Healthy Relationships

Written by Randi Fine, Narcissistic Abuse Expert

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

How healthy are your personal boundaries? If that question is difficult for you to answer, you are not alone. Many people suffer from emotional pain and toxic relationships, symptoms of undefined personal boundaries, but do not recognize the connection.

Personal boundaries are the limits we set in all our relationships to protect us from emotional abuse, manipulation, or enmeshment with others. Those who develop healthy personal boundaries are not needy, overly empathetic, controlling, or overly pleasing.

Are you someone with a generous nature who freely gives of yourself to others but often feel taken for granted? If so, you may be having trouble differentiating between the concepts of kindness and over-pleasing.

Perhaps you have asked yourself the following questions:

  1. Why am I so giving to others yet I’m always getting stepped on and/or rejected?