Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day

Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day

From the acclaimed author of the perennial favorite Boundaries, Where to Draw the Line is a practical guide to establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in many different situations.

With every encounter, we either demonstrate that we’ll protect what we value or that we’ll give ourselves away. Healthy boundaries preserve our integrity. Unlike defenses, which isolate us from our true selves and from those we love, boundaries filter out harm.

This book provides the tools and insights needed to create boundaries so that we can allow time and energy for the things that matter—and helps break down limiting defenses that stunt personal growth. Focusing on every facet of daily life—from friendships and sexual relationships to dress and appearance to money, food, and psychotherapy—Katherine presents case studies highlighting the ways in which individuals violate their own boundaries or let other people breach them. Using real-life examples, from self-sacrificing mothers to obsessive neat freaks, she offers specific advice on making choices that balance one’s own needs with the needs of others.

Boundaries are the unseen structures that support healthy, productive lives. Where to Draw the Line shows readers how to strengthen them and hold them in place every day.

Title:Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780684868066
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  • booklady

    While not a huge fan of self-help books, reading a really good one every so often reminds me of what happens when cleaning out a closet or reorganizing a room: I can dispose of outdated junk; bring wo...

  • Abhishek

    The author quite insightfully defines a boundary as something that serves to preserve the integrity of that which it binds within. She also quite astutely identifies the ability to share one's truth a...

  • Dana

    I'm one of those folks who was raised not really knowing what boundaries are. I thought we just sort of accept whatever people dish out and feel sorry for them when they misbehave. I really did! I dis...

  • Madeline

    There are some useful tips in this book, however, on the whole I found it sexist, ageist, racist, and classist. The author consistently misses the point about feminism. The entire book is focused on h...

  • Ena Rusnjak Markovic

    Yes i'm hopeless lmao...

  • Hannah

    A well-balance, detailed guide to recognizing and maintaining boundaries in all aspects of your life. Opened my eyes to boundaries I was letting others cross, as well as boundaries of others I unwitti...

  • Jules

    Setting boundaries has become an interest for me. I've gotten more and more overwhelmed with stuff to do, and my skill at saying no to things has not increased in kind. Bad combo! This book has been r...

  • Ben

    It seemed like it was really going somewhere when it talked about the difference between defenses & boundaries, types of informational boundaries, conversational boundaries & such, but then went into ...

  • Solaris

    So glad I read this.Very easy read--not academic at all.Very informative and empowering.Whatever I might personally believe, this book offered a perspective that helped me decide what works for me and...

  • Carrie Lynn

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 This might be a life changer yall. How to not cross boundaries and how to draw them could be the most important thing we need to learn to be happy and healthy. If youre like me, you ...