What Do Boundaries Look Like?

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Albatross, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Albatross

    Albatross Well-Known Member

    - It is my job to make myself happy.

    - It is not my job to make anyone else happy.

    - It is not my job to fix others.

    - It is not my job to take responsibility for others.

    - It is okay if others get angry.

    - It is okay to say no.

    - It is okay if nobody agrees with me.

    - I don't have to anticipate the needs of others.

    - I have a right to my own feelings.

    - I am enough.

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  2. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Wow.

    Thanks

    I love this.
     
  3. Tired out

    Tired out Active Member

    I wish I could follow this. I always want to make everyone else happy. There is always someone unhappy regardless.
     
  4. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Bingo - becuase we have absolutely no control over whether or not someone else is happy or unhappy. Just keep reminding yourself of that!

    I'd like to add: "What other people think of me is none of my business."
     
  5. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    Awesome!!

    I have one to add.

    Self love is not selfish
     
  6. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Well said a Albie

    -It is my job to make myself happy.

    - It is not my job to make anyone else happy.

    - It is not my job to fix others.

    - It is not my job to take responsibility for others.

    - It is okay if others get angry.

    - It is okay to say no.

    - It is okay if nobody agrees with me.

    - I don't have to anticipate the needs of others.

    - I have a right to my own feelings.

    - I am enough.[/QUOTE]
     
  7. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    AMEN!
    Thank you Albie and everyone for this. Need to put it on my fridge!
    Leafy