An emotional boundary is seen in what our limits are and how we enforce our limits. A limit can be what we feel is appropriate to us or what we think is safe for us. You’ll know someone has crossed your limit when you are uncomfortable, stressed, irritable, scared, disrespected, confused or angry. All of these emotions are good and necessary, as they are warning you something is wrong. Don’t ignore these feelings. Stop and pay attention. If you know your boundaries, this is easy. If you don’t, then this is difficult.
What is a boundary violation?
This occurs when someone crosses a limit you have set for yourself. When someone crosses the line between what is okay with you and what is not okay with you, whether they do it knowingly or unknowingly, that person has violated your boundary. Period. No arguing about it.
It’s Boundary month! If you don’t know what your boundaries are, then how do you know when someone has crossed them? How do you Begin to enforce your boundaries when no one knows what your boundaries are? And why should they respect your boundaries when you clearly don’t or you keep moving the boundary line constantly?