My husband and I work to establish boundaries in our lives. We’ve been doing it for over 17 years now! It’s important we make our expectations clear to those we interact with, but more importantly, to make them clear for ourselves. It began with being about the things we needed from each other to feel comfortable. And that’s normal, especially when you’re first starting out. We have to establish security.
Obviously, we all want to know we can trust our spouse. That requires losing any insecurity, which then results in progress. By removing the doubts, our relationships will also improve. The focus then shifts to more important things.
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When we establish these, it’s absolutely imperative to know what we’re both comfortable with! Because let’s face it, if we’re not on-board with each other’s expectations, we aren’t setting ourselves up for success.
Backing each other up with our children prevents them from playing us against each other, which is a completely natural thing for kids to try to do. My husband and I have to present a completely united front, with the boundaries we set for our family, and with everyone who we come into contact with.
We have to support each other, no matter what. People don’t give enough credit to putting limitations on things these days. It’s normal to set healthy boundaries.. and actually, we have to, in order to protect ourselves.
It’s not any different with marriage!
“A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.” Unknown
Have you set healthy boundaries in your marriage? If so, what does it look like in your relationship? How was it in the beginning? And now?
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