There are a few books that should be “must reads” for adults. I think “Boundaries” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. JohnTownsend is one of those books.
There are so many influences that we encounter in life. Some of these influences would include our childhood experiences that still tend to shape our behaviors. Another influence is a difficult relationship we’re in where just thinking of a certain person makes us tense up–affecting the way we act. Maybe its a boss that passes off their responsibilities to us. Lastly, maybe the influence we are talking about is a set of relationships that consistently bring us encouragement and support. So, how can we best interact with influences like these, so that we let in the good and keep out the bad? By setting up boundaries.
“Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom”.
Enjoy this book and expect to be challenged and view your life in a new way.