Boundaries are necessary. They’re the back bone of all healthy relationships. That doesn’t mean they come easily, though. For many of us, setting boundaries feels uncomfortable. We feel guilty and scared when we assert our needs.
I put together these inspirational quotes about boundaries to help you when you’re struggling. I hope they remind you of why you’re working so hard to take care of yourself and your relationships and that setting boundaries is a good thing for everyone.
We can say what we need to say. We can gently, but assertively, speak our mind. We do not need to be judgmental, tactless, blaming or cruel when we speak our truths. ?Melody Beattie
You get what you tolerate. – Henry Cloud
Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do. – Rachel Wolchin
The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say No to almost everything. ? Warren Buffett
Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesnt make me mean, selfish, or uncaring (just) because I dont do things your way. I care about me, too. ? Christine Morgan
No is a complete sentence. – Anne Lamont
Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom. – Henry Cloud
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others. -Bren Brown
Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices. ? Gerard Manley Hopkins
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