Let's Talk About Boundaries
Heartbreak Podcast - Let's Talk About Boundaries
I’ve been thinking a lot about boundaries recently, especially as I learn more about what it means to be a highly sensitive person, and I’m realizing just how important it is to create boundaries in your heartbreak and in your dating life. Truth be told, earlier on in my dating life, it didn’t even occur to me to have boundaries, and if I had, I might have found out earlier on in some relationships that the other person and I weren’t right for each other if I had boundaries.
Simply put, boundaries are an imaginary line that separate you from another person. And even if you don’t identify as a highly sensitive person, or as an empath, I think it’s critical that we all have separations from others that allow for us to prioritize ourselves and the relationships we have created with ourselves. In this episode, I share with you the effects it can have if you don’t have boundaries. I also list out some boundaries that I believe will serve you, and how to implement them, even if it means having difficult conversations with people you are dating and the people in your life.
If this is something you struggle with and want a coach to help you take this work to the next level, I invite you to join my one-year group coaching program, Stop Wanting Him Back and Find Someone Better. It’s a one year program where I coach you through the three results of stopping wanting Mr. or Ms. Wrong Back, falling in love with you, and finding someone better. We do this through three calls a week, plus you have access to “Ask A Coach” where you can write in and get a coached response within 24 hours, as well as access to over over 60 videos of coaching. To learn more and apply, go to https://course.clairetheheartbreakcoach.com/
Topics In This Episode
Traits of highly sensitive people
Saying no is an option, even if you are available
Creating boundaries around your schedule
Using labels to understand and educate ourselves
Being willing to move through the discomfort of someone else’s feelings in order to prioritize what you need
Having boundaries doesn’t make you a bad friend, daughter, partner, etc
You get to choose how much you want to share, and how much you want to take on
Be on to all the ways you may be getting into your own way in your dating life
PLEASE NOTE: Claire refers to her exes and the listener’s ex as a “he,” based on her own personal experience as a heterosexual female, but this work can be applied to ANYONE going through heartbreak. ALL genders and sexual orientations are encouraged to listen and apply Claire’s tools into their own lives!
Editing and show notes by Roth Media