A word or two about boundaries and wasted energy
I find this to be brilliant! Makes me want to send it to a number of people I know, but not before I reexamine my own motivations for doing so :-). Keep up the good work!
Great post! I had never thought about actually asking someone if they would care to hear my response to something. So that’s a new thing for me to think about. Also, I am with you I am being firm with one’s personal preference of boundaries. Although sometimes the people-pleaser in me still forgets that I need her to take the backseat, and I end up not standing strong enough. I’m still a work in progress... But what I think really gets difficult, is when your own boundaries for dealing with other people, and your partner’s boundaries for dealing with other people, don’t match. When you have a partner, the people in his/her orbit and your own overlap. This can be bumpy to navigate :-/