Sunday, January 15, 2012
Sometimes Setting Boundaries Hurts
Setting boundaries is hard and sometimes painful. The pain will be short-lived, but the peace you find will be long-lasting. Whether you are healing from loss or not, everyone should practice setting boundaries. Especially moms (okay, so I'm a little biased). We are the caretakers, the nurturers, the planners and the organizers. If we don't take care of ourselves first, how can we care for our families? How can make things happen? And especially survivors of abuse, disease, trauma, addiction, or divorce. We must focus on our needs first in order to heal, learn, grow and become stronger. We have enough on plates without taking on other peoples' problems. We must be willing to set boundaries for our own survival. It's not selfish, we deserve it.