You can acknowledge someone else’s needs without having to meet those needs.

The other day, in the Healthy Boundaries for Kind People group, I was teaching about effective ways of articulating The other day, in the Healthy Boundaries for Kind People group, I was teaching about effective ways of articulating ones’ boundaries in ways in which they are honored, respected, and the message is well received.  This isn’t always easy, and sometimes it feels like you have to suck up boundary violations than attempt this to be heard.  But there are ways to do this that honor you and the person you are talking to, making it far more likely your request will be honored.’ boundaries in ways in which they are honored, respected, and the message is well received.  This isn’t always easy, and sometimes it feels like you have to suck up boundary violations than attempt this to be heard.  But there are ways to do this that honor you and the person you are talking to, making it far more likely your request will be honored.

Randi Buckley