I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about this but I think I’m finally understanding what a boundary is. I’ve taken classes, read books, watched You Tube videos about boundaries. I knew I needed to work on “having boundaries” but I never could quite get there. The only way I can explain it is that it was like trying to learn a really complicated theory that my brain wasn’t able to fully comprehend.
I thought a boundary was like putting up a wall and trying to hide behind it. But I could never figure out to get the wall to go up. And even if I could get the wall up, there I was, hiding behind it, shaking in my boots.
I just read a book that allowed something to click in my brain. What I didn’t understand was that – I’m in charge here. I have the power to engage or disengage emotionally with another person. I make that choice. Just like I have the power to decide whether to be in someones physical presence, I have the power to decide whether to be with them emotionally as well.
It feels as if I just stepped into a whole new world and I’m still trying to process what this actually means for me.
I also feel like there is more to understand about this and maybe I’m just touching the surface.
I’m in charge here.
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