3 comments | August 29th, 2012

(by Mary)

Your past is always a part of you. But if something makes you uncomfortable NOW, then it is about what you need NOW to feel safe and comfortable. You don't need to apologize for or justify what you need nor where your boundaries fall. They simply are what they are. {end story}

Mary posted this as a comment on this story.  While the original piece was about Surviing Abuse, we think her point about boundaries transcends the original and abuse.  Knowing where our lines are and how far we'll go…and won't…in all kinds of circumstances can help us know how far to push things (inlcusing ourselves) and when to ease off. 

Sooooo, do you know where your boundaries and limits are? 


  • Vivie

    Posted on August 30, 2012

    This is great. Thank you.

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  • Brianna

    Posted on August 30, 2012

    I’ve always been a boundary pusher and a line-stepper-on-er. As i get older and now that I have a “real” job, I’ve learned there are some lines you can’t cross. If you don’t push your boundaries though —- you’ll never push your boundaries.

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  • Momof2

    Posted on August 30, 2012

    I have become the Queen of Boundaries ever since I had kids. I know how much we/they can handle, and so we often opt out of activities because I know I/we would pay for it later. It works btter for us, even though sometimes people pressure us to do more.

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