Set Healthy Boundaries!!!!There a lot of misconceptions about what boundaries are and do for relationships. We may feel that boundaries are unnecessary because our partner is supposed to already know and act on our needs and wants, or that they ruin the relationship or interfere with the spice. In reality, all healthy relationships have boundaries! A relationship can’t be healthy until both partners communicate their boundaries clearly, and the other person respects them. Healthy boundaries in a relationship don’t come naturally, nor do they come easily. Below is a list of both healthy aspects in a relationship:
Communicate your thoughts with one another.
Never assume or guess your partner’s feelings
Follow through on what you say.
Take responsibility for your actions.
Be clear about your needs.
Be specific and direct.
Be SELF AWARE.
Try the sandwich approach. This consists of a compliment, criticism, compliment. Starting with a compliment prevents your partner from getting defensive…“This primes them for a little criticism, they feel connected and comfortable enough to take it, and then it closes with a compliment.