I don't know if this comes with time and confidence, but if I could put my 45-year-old self and voice in my 25-year-old self, things would have been a lot different for me. I didn't even say the word "boundaries" nor did I truly know what my own unique ones were. I thought "boundaries" was a pretty aggressive word. Plus I grew up in a house where speaking up wasn't the norm.
There's family butting in, doctors scaring you to do something you're not comfortable with, mom-friends gossiping at play dates, partners assuming you'll do it all, how you're talked to, your children taking you for granted, the media, social media, and many other things in your life that are stepping over your unique boundaries. Your boundaries aren't wrong, neither are your friend's (even if you do think theirs are ridiculous, they may think yours are too!). I was CLUELESS about boundaries. I always thought it was just shit that bothered me, made me uncomfortable, but I had to just deal with it. I mean we are told we can't control others, so what's the point?
But here's the thing: YOU DON'T HAVE TO "DEAL WITH IT". This episode is killer with great insights and tips on this complicated subject about boundaries. It's a MUST if you're feeling judged, taken advantage of, disrespected, unheard, ignored, or if someone is being a downright a*****e to you. Here's the kicker, you need to use your voice. It's not going away. I hope this episode helps you gain the confidence and pride that I only WISH I had 20 years ago, and especially when I became a mom. Enjoy, thank you for listening, sharing, and as always, let's connect beyond the podcast with the links below!
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