Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin (Fireside / Parkside Recovery Book)
Boundaries separate us from others physically and emotionally. In fact, they are essential for our mental and physical health as well as for developing healthy relationships. Yet every day, people's boundaries are violated by friends, family, or coworkers. Despite the importance of personal boundaries many people are unaware of how or w...more
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This book was recommended by my therapist in order to help me understand that I have boundaries. The problems that I found when reading this was it really didn't explain how one explains these boundaries to another. The dialogue they suggested was just like reading a book or having a therapist/teacher explain it in a robotic tone. Because I don't like co ...more
This has been one of the hardest books I have had to read, and I took it in stages, taking breathers w ...more
It discusses how to form and use boundaries when you were not given healthy ones as a child and how to create boundaries in your current relationships.
At the beginning, there are exercises to complete with another person and my hubby and I thought these were really cool. You really see how other people feel ...more
I've already read a good bit on this subject, including another book by the same name, so I wasn't expecting to learn much from this one. I just read it because it was homework from couple's counseling. It was a good refresher, although the author does seem to really like to say the same thing over and over, which got a little old.
I definitely still let politeness get in the way of stopping people who are crossing boundaries with me. That's somet ...more
Learning the concept of boundaries is not a magic fix but it will plant the seed in you and provide some solid understanding of what is and isn't appropriate for you to chew on and practice.
One of my favorites, I've given out several copies of Anne Katherine's insightful book.
Overall, a solid, useful read for someone who is looking to have healthy boundaries in their relationships.
basic message: you have emotional needs and you should learn how to pursue them, and protect yourself from the intrusion of abusive or unaware others. but there's so much more to it.
I rated this 4* because it's relevant to me. For others maybe only 3*. This is a very important subject often neglected or not really thought about. Where people have quite dependent relationships or a dominant parent/sibling then this may help to resolve why we can't always keep control in our lives.
This book focuses on the root(s) of boundary problems. Only the last chapter or so discusses how to address these issues. But what an eye opener!!
I truly wish I had stumbled onto this book years & years ago.