Lilian Cooper Centre

Suite 307, Level 2

33 North Street

Spring Hill, QLD 4000

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Understanding and Setting Clear Boundaries

What are boundaries? Boundaries define who you are and separate out what you think and feel from the thoughts and feelings of others. Boundaries are the limits that you create to identify reasonable, safe and acceptable ways for others to behave towards you. Boundaries are first developed in childhood and you develop healthy boundaries by being taught that all people have equal rights and can expect their relationships to be respectful and reciprocal, with a healthy level of give and take. When you have healthy boundaries, you are confident expressing your emotions and needs and you are not threatened by other people expressing theirs. Unfortunately, no one gets to be raised in a perfect wor