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Boundaries for the Holidays

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For most of us, the holidays are stressful. Even if you generally enjoy the holiday season, it comes with added pressures—social commitments, additional expenses, family gatherings, cooking, and cleaning. And many of us don’t follow our normal routines—which help us maintain healthy habits and use positive coping strategies—during the holidays. Boundaries are the key to …

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How to Set Boundaries with an Alcoholic or Addict

Set Boundaries with Alcoholic or Addict; couple arguing

If you’re in a relationship with an alcoholic or addict – whether it’s your spouse, parent, child, or friend – you’ll find that setting boundaries is an essential component of self-preservation. Without boundaries, you’re likely to be consumed by the needs of the alcoholic or addict. People struggling with addiction don’t have boundaries; they take …

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Boundaries and Codependency

woman on couch; Boundaries and codependency

What’s the connection between boundaries and codependency? Do weak boundaries mean I’m codependent? These are common questions and this article and the video shared below will help you understand why problems with boundaries are associated with codependency and determine if you have codependent traits. Boundaries For this discussion, it’s important to remember that boundaries serve …

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