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I Am Learning to Set Healthy Boundaries

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    I just started reading the book,

    I think I should take it slow and practice as I go. I miss being the assertive aggressive me.
    dramafever dramafever 36-40, F Feb 13

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    Becoming A Fully Alive Human

    Wow - I've made a lot of progress. I should have since I'm 47 years old now - get upset from time to time with all that time wasted. When I look at my life - I'm way way better than how my life should have been, how it started out. Thank you, God! My first step was to go to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3, 2012

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    Growing up with abuse

    and manipulation left me feeling like "I don't want to" or "I don't feel comfortable doing that" were not good enough excuses. I was taught that you can't say no to your parents, especially the man of the house as god has given you to him to control. I was severely punished to...
    PirateM PirateM 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2014

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    Relevant

    I love this group right now because it's so relevant to what I'm going through. For 30 years I have lived as a person who didn't know how to make healthy boundaries. I just lived my life trying to please everybody and anybody and if that meant that I would sacrafice something...
    Djambo500 Djambo500 26-30, M Jul 26, 2012

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    just had a kale, ginger and apple juice. yum!! and I feel incredibly energized :) yay being healthy lol... too bad it just looks gross
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    I laugh at these stories. There no much thing as a healthy relationship lol. Neither way he or she going to cheat on you
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Its really hard but I am slowly but surely learning to be grateful for everything.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 2 Responses Apr 5

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    to do something. I am learning to do this special something
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Apr 12

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    Learning? Pft, I took a lesson on Thursday and now I'm a pro B)
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 5 Responses Apr 12

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