Relationships take time and effort if you want it to last. This is true for all relationships, from friendships to romantic partners. One important aspect of maintaining a healthy relationship is setting emotional boundaries. Read these three useful tools for achieving this outcome with guidance from three experts including a very straight-forward piece of advice from Shonda Rhimes of Grey’s Anatomy.
- Say “no” ― without offering explanations or excuses.
- Don’t let people that don’t matter too much matter too much.
- Don’t make someone else’s “crazy” about you.
“Setting emotional boundaries is the key to a healthy relationship, but it isn’t always easy to do when you’re so focused on another person’s needs and wants.”