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With some people, maintaining healthy boundaries doesn’t require a direct and clear-cut dialogue.

There are other times you might need to be frank, such as with those who have a different personality or cultural background.

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If you notice yourself slipping and not sustaining your boundaries, ask yourself what's changed. Find out what you do have control over and what you are going to do about it.

If you’re having a hard time with boundaries, seek some support: a support group, church, counseling, coaching or good friends.

You can’t set good boundaries if you’re unsure of where your limits are.

We might fear the other person’s response if we set and enforce our boundaries.

Communicating your boundaries takes practice.

Putting yourself first gives you the energy, peace of mind and positive outlook to be more present with others and be there for them. 

There are two key feelings that are red flags that you are letting go of your boundaries.

Consider how you were raised along with your role in your family. These can become additional obstacles in setting and preserving boundaries.

It’s important to communicate with the other person when they’ve crossed a boundary.

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