Hi Loves! ♡ It’s been a while since I've written a relationship advice article, so today I wanted to share with you how to set boundaries & have healthier relationships. I’m only sharing my opinion & the things that have worked out for me.

Boundaries are so important because those are the limits that we are willing to tolerate or not. I can assure you that by doing this you’ll improve your mental health & self-esteem. It’s okay to say no when you don't want to do something, it’s okay not to be in the mood, because you have to look out for yourself & what you need or want.

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”Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” -Brené Brown.

The first thing that we need to do is establish the boundaries; the reason why we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations or pleasing people is because we haven’t thought about it, so in order to avoid that, we have to define boundaries for ourselves & then to others.

In order to set the boundaries you need to know yourself, what you like, what you don’t like, how you feel about something, how you’ll react to certain situations or people… Know what YOU want. If you don't know yourself, a lot of people are going to take advantage of that & if you’re not able to decide, then others are going to decide for you.

Now, you have to communicate your boundaries effectively; to me this was probably the hardest part because I’m not very expressive & I can come out as way too harsh or on the other hand I used to let them “figure out” what my boundaries were (which wasn’t very effective). But now that I’m older, I’ve realized that I just need to be honest & people will understand & if they don’t then that’s their problem.

Communication is key for a healthy relationship, doesn't matter if it just started, if you've been together for 10 years or if it's a friends with benefits situation… Even there you have to set boundaries & also take in the boundaries of the other person, that way you create trust & confidence.
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