How about this year, we start with Self Love being a priority?
Just make a decision to put ourselves and our healing first. What if we decided that we would only allow into our lives those that lifted us up, at least for a time. Until we were feeling stronger and able to direct our lives the way that we wanted. Would it be that hard, to simply make the choice to ‘choose ourselves’?
We walk through life not feeling like we have a choice about who we let in. I know when I was younger, I did not feel that limiting family access to my life was an option. The opinions of others held more weight than was comfortable. I know differently now. It is an option, if not a necessity.
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Establishing Healthy Boundaries topped the list of things I needed to work on.
When you grow up in a single parent family, you will likely know very little about healthy boundaries. Chances are you may not know that it is even a possibility to have boundaries in relationships. You know that you each depend on one another. It is all for one, and one for all. At least that is my experience.
The same appears to be the case with families headed by Controlling Parents or Narcissists. Healthy Boundaries do not appear to be something that are even considered. There is only one option to do as they wish in order to keep the peace. But is that being true to ourselves? What about our choices?
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