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Boundary setting is an important, albeit difficult, part of self-care when a loved one is living with a mental illness. This may be harder and more complex for some than others. By setting boundaries, you are taking responsibility for how others treat you and your own needs seriously.

TIPS FOR HEALTHY BOUNDARY SETTING:

โ–ช๏ธKnow Your Limits:

Before becoming involved in a situation, know whatโ€™s acceptable to you, and what isnโ€™t. Itโ€™s best to be as specific as possible, or you might be pulled into the trap of giving just a little bit more, over and over, until youโ€™ve given far too much.

โ–ช๏ธListen To Your Emotions:

If you notice feelings of discomfort or resentment, donโ€™t bury them. Try to understand what your feelings are telling you. Resentment, for example, can often be traced to feelings of being taken advantage of.

โ–ช๏ธHave Self-Respect:

If you always give in to others, ask if you are showing as much respect to yourself as you show to others. Boundaries that are too open might be due to misguided attempts to be liked by elevating other peopleโ€™s needs above oneโ€™s own.

โ–ช๏ธ Be Assertive:

When you know itโ€™s time to set a boundary, donโ€™t be shy. Say โ€œnoโ€ respectfully, but without ambiguity. If you can make a compromise while respecting your own boundaries, try it. This is a good way to soften the โ€œnoโ€, while showing respect to everyone involved.

Boundary setting is not easy and doesnโ€™t occur overnight.

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