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17 integral boundaries for a successful relationship

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17 integral boundaries for a successful relationship

17 integral boundaries for a successful relationship Renowned life coach, author and speaker Rhonda Britten teaches people how to master fear in all its incarnations—fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, fear of rejection—so that you can approach life (and love) courageously. Enjoying a successful love relationship means keeping basic boundaries, as well as respecting those boundaries with your partner. In her book, Fearless Loving, 8 Simple Truths that Will Change the Way You Date, Mate and Relate, Britten offers a list of non-negotiables that are integral to a solid relationship: Basic Boundaries: You May not… Call me names Ridicule or belittle me in private or in public Lie to me Hit me or physically hurt me in any way Be unfaithful to me Spy on me Say things that are purposely designed to make me doubt whether I am sane or normal Use traumas in my past to emotionally manipulate me Pressure me to cut ties with my family or friends Stonewall me—refuse to communicate Undermine me at my work or with my family or friends Attempt to turn my children against me Hurt my children in any way: physically, sexually, or mentally Be overly critical, implying I don’t do anything right Force me to have sex when I don’t want to Blame me for the state of your life Intimidate or threaten me If your partner is currently violating any of these boundaries, think twice about staying in the relationship. Life is too short to get less than what you deserve. Don't condone poor treatment by remaining in a partnership that doesn’t respect your boundaries. End the relationship, as hard as it might be. As Britten writes, love is up to you. And if your relationship is in great shape, find intel on how to keep it that way with 30 tips for a successful relationship! Photo courtesy of FlickrCC/Filter Forge
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