When you don’t know how to create healthy relationship boundaries, you’re more likely to experience discomfort, frustration, and anxiety when you interact with your partner. However, defining them isn’t always easy and it doesn’t come naturally to everyone.
Find out how to create a solid foundation for your relationship by setting boundaries early on, and how to deal with any issues that might come up when they’re ignored or even ridiculed by your partner.
The best time to set boundaries is at the beginning of a relationship. You’re probably already doing it without realizing during your first date. If your date accidentally crosses them, that’s the best time to bring them up. If you don’t, you’re likely to experience discomfort and even start resenting your boyfriend when he keeps making a mistake he’s not even aware of.
Deciding on whether to go into details when you create healthy relationship boundaries is always up to you. Even if you want to simply state your preference then move on to a different topic of discussion, you should be aware of what’s causing the problem. When you’re also in the dark about why you hate a certain word or gesture, the frustration can quickly build up whenever that particular boundary comes into play.