You don't owe anyone personal information, especially not to satisfy their curiosity.
Repeat your stock answer if the person persists.
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When a friend, family member or colleague makes a rude comment and then says," I'm just honest," you may feel inclined to accept their words. Don't. If you know them to be genuine, you will know when to be open to their feedback.
Comments about how you wore the wrong dress or how bad your hair looks, say something like:
When someone has crossed a line, you should open up the conversation alerting the other person to your feelings, concerns, or objections.
Some conversation starters:
Here are a few ways to buy yourself more time to assess the situation.
It can be helpful to buy some time to analyze the situation and figure out what we want exactly.
Boundaries can be described as how emotionally close you let people get to you. They are also where you draw the line within a relationship. They say how much you are willing to give or take before requiring that things change or deciding to call it quits.
Setting healthy boundaries in relationships is a key skill for relationship stress management. It is a kindness we can do for ourselves as well as for those we are close to.
Emotions like overwhelm, anger, and frustration may indicate that others are intruding on your personal time or space.
Instead of pushing the feelings away, try understanding them. It will allow you to set the right boundaries.
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