There are four types of boundaries that develop in human beings: physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual. Physical and sexual boundaries are external, while emotional and spiritual ones are internal mechanisms. Each of these may be characterized by a position statement. Physical boundaries: I have the right to determine when, where, how, and who is going to touch me. I have the right to determine how close someone is going to stand next to me. Sexual boundaries: I have the right to determine with whom, where, when and how I am going to be sexual with someone. Emotional boundaries: What I think or feel or do or don’t do is more about me than it is about you. Conversely, what you think and feel or do or don’t do is more about you than it is about me. Spiritual boundaries: I have the right to think and believe as I do. I need only face the consequences of my thinking. Pia Mellody
I allow myself to set
To say no to what does
not align with my values,
to say yes to what does.
Boundaries assist me to
remain healthy, honest
and live a life that is true to me.
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