Quotes on Relationship Boundaries & Crossing the Line

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Boundaries, Limits and the crossing the line of your boundaries in marriage, or with parents or kids - makes a person angry, irritated and disrespected.

It is crucial to share what your boundaries and values are. And the following quotes about

Crossing the line will let you understand about this subject a little bit more on What are boundaries and limits, why we have them, how everyone has their own set of boundaries and why it is important to share your boundaries to avoid building resentment.

Crossing The Line Quotes

1. Someone tells a demeaning joke, and you feel your skin crawl. Someone speeds through a stoplight, nearly missing a child, and you get angry. That’s a sign that a boundary has been crossed for you. Something important to you has been threatened, disregarded, or mocked.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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2. Boundaries in relationships can be much more difficult to create and honor. And if its a boundary that someone does not inherently wants or understands - then there maybe huge problems because that boundary can just be crossed again and again.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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3. Boundaries:
By definition, a boundary is anything that marks a limit. Psychological limits define personal dignity. When we say, “You just crossed a line,” we are speaking about a psychological limit that marks the distinction between behavior that does not cause emotional harm and behavior that causes emotional harm.


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4. when you define your limits or your boundaries, you are also being specific about your values.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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5. If you are in an abusive relationship, establishing boundaries may not be possible, as assertiveness in sharing your boundaries may not be even safe. And because the other person has a distinct agenda of controlling or even hurting you - you'll just get laughed at - if you try to voice your limits.You may need to consider leaving that relationship safely.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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6. What you don't wanna do is assume that you know the boundaries of someone else - when truly - you don't.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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7. Voicing a limit or a boundary is not the same as a demand. It's telling someone what you prefer, where you stand on something. You are not demanding anything, or telling them they are wrong. You are just asserting your own values, your desires or your limits.

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8. When we meet someone and begin to discover who they are or what makes them tick, what disappoints them, what pleases them - they are giving you information about their limits - whether or not they call it that or not. Their Values. And you are doing the same thing.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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9. Sometimes boundaries are forgotten. Sometimes it takes some effort to change, and new boundaries are forgotten. So then, you need to apologize and renew your commitment.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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10. Sometimes the boundaries need reinforcing from time to time. This may sound like a parent-child relationship - and it is that way. But we are not doing it in an authoritarian way, we are doing it in a friendly, supportive way. But we are also being assertive about our boundaries being understood and respected.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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11. Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.


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