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How Can I Be Authentic and Nurturing While Still Having Boundaries?
In this video I explore the following anonymous question:
“I was told by a counselor several years ago that boundaries are unloving and harsh. At the time, I desperately needed to learn how to have healthy give-and-take relationships without enmeshment and codependency. I feel like my counselor’s advice left me vulnerable to abuse. Today I’m a person who draws strict boundaries in relationships when I sense that someone is needing me too much or attempting to manipulate my heart. This seems to result in people feeling confused and insecure in relationship with me. I want to act as nurturing as I feel on the inside without people imprinting on me and scripting me into a relationship role that’s dysfunctional for us both. How can I practice balance between nurture and boundaries, so I can bring my authentic self to relationships and protect myself in the process?”
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