Identifying and addressing unhealthy boundaries is crucial for thriving relationship.  It is important learn to:

  • Develop a sense of identity: Discover your uniqueness, value, and worth independently. Seek the support of a trained therapist on this journey.
  • Not to settle for second best: Embrace healthy boundaries that allow both partners to flourish individually, fostering trust and security.
  • Free yourself from over-responsibility and guilt: Respect your partner’s ability to make choices. Healthy boundaries involve letting go of excessive responsibility.
  • Differentiate between love and rescue: Differentiate between love and sympathy. Healthy boundaries lead to respect, equality, and mature love.
  • Understand Fantasy vs reality: Healthy boundaries allow confronting relationship problems, promoting trust, consistency, and productive communication.

Dr. Baya Mebarek, Psy.D.,LMFT