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I Am Learning to Set Healthy Boundaries

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    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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    I'm on the brink of falling in love but holding back. For good reason too. And it's not uncomfortable at all. Everything seems to make perfect sense. Getting to know him and enjoy...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I struggle with lust . Sometimes it makes me feel crazy. However, I've been trying very hard to keep my comments in check. I'm so use to talking to men that had no boundaries and...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    The final state of any discipline is where you forget what you have learned, discard your mind, and accomplish whatever you set out to do without being aware of it yourself. You...
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    For as long as I can remember, femininity has intrigued me. But it was something that was out of my immediate grasp. Yes when I had a chance, I would put on my Mom and sister's...
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    Day 3 "There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you?" By Rumi So Day three can be summed up as a...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I decided not to cater to my sister's every beck and call because it's not healthy for me and because she is really selfish. So she was being a drama queen about something...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Day 1 Started off with a contract to self- clear goal setting..laughingly my contract is now framed on top of my dressing table...My daughter planted a pink lippy kiss on it...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Indeed I do. I do so every day, and I constantly reassess to be sure I am on track to achieve my long-term goals. Starting my own business has played havoc with my priorities...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 3

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    Enlighten your days with these 7 cultural concepts we don't have in the US--by Starre Varten on the Mother Nature Network. "If you want to add a new and different perspective to...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    I asked my boyfriend how long we've been together, and he said two months. I didn't think anything was truly confirmed until much later. It's nice to know he feels im that way, and...
    lookingatstars lookingatstars 18-21, F Jan 11

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    I never placed a lot of stock in IQ or personality tests or horoscopes or astrology. Not saying they don't serve a purpose. Just always struck me as woefully inadequate assessments...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm learning to accept myself no my looks and body ect. To take my mind off my bullying, I've tried learning Japanese! Still learning but slowly getting betteršŸ˜š
    jameschristribe jameschristribe 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Day 2 I am enjoying this journey towards better health.The goals i have set for myself are achieveable.I just have to keep this is mind. Stepping out to meet my girlfriends .They...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well...over the last few years I have soooo learned to let my daughter go...so to speak. She is 26 and I finally realize that some people really do have to learn things the hard...
    FindingMySpirit788 FindingMySpirit788 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    It's New Years man. I just finished eating a kinder chocolate, but today's not over so maybe...just maybe I'll eat healthy.
    MysticIllusions MysticIllusions 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Vegetarian is a good way to keep healthy. There are too much toxin in meat such as hormones and antibiotics. Meat are potentially dangerous for mad cow disease, chicken flu, pig...
    veganmeditates veganmeditates 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 4

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    To my future children: You will not have what I have, fear. As a child the only veggies we were offered were corn (can), green beans (can), or carrots (raw). It wasn't until I...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I love vegetables and fruits. I care a lot about what I eat and also what my family eats so they stay healthy and become strong.
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M Jan 6

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    The picture above is your recipe for a healthy snack . It's easy to prepare AND cost efficient !! WHAAAAT?
    KenjaminL KenjaminL 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I have been learning Spanish in school since about kindergarten. Me amo la idioma y uso Espanol para mi correo electronico y un poco para sitios de Web. Sometimes I even have...
    PersonManPersonMan PersonManPersonMan 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    If it were healthy to be fat I be 350 lbs in no time and maybe bigger I love the feeling if getting fatter. But I'll stick to my goal of 230 that's nice soft and chubby
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    The thing about life sometimes is the reality of it (whether it be "good" or "bad" is based on perspective) The reality that not everyone is going to be who you want them to be...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F Jan 14

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    Satoua Satoua 26-30, M Jan 15

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