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Oct 16, 2018

Setting boundaries in relationships is usually a challenging topic to tackle, and with good reason. Aside from the fact that the very idea of imposing restrictions between yourself and your partner is hard to define, the act itself can be quite tricky to navigate — especially if you’re afraid that you might offend your partner. What many don’t realize is that setting healthy boundaries won’t tear your relationship apart; in fact, it’ll strengthen it, or perhaps even save it.


On today’s episode, I break down the details of boundary-setting in relationships, from defining the concept to classifying the types of boundaries you need to set. I explain the concept of differentiation within the context of a relationship and explain why it’s important to set aside time for personal activities and to put your needs at the forefront. I also share personal stories that illustrate the importance of saying “no” and how to say it properly, the impact of setting healthy boundaries on your relationship and your life in general, and the consequences of failing to do so.


“A relationship can’t be healthy until both parties communicate their boundaries clearly, and the other person respects them.” - PripoTeplitsky


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • Defining what boundaries are, in the context of relationships.
  • Distinguishing physical, sexual, emotional, and material boundaries.
  • The benefits of establishing healthy boundaries in a relationship.
  • How to establish healthy boundaries in a relationship.
  • Defining and developing differentiation in your relationship.
  • The concept of self-soothing to relieve your own
  • The importance of putting your identity and needs at the forefront.
  • Why you should learn to say “no”... and why it’s okay to say “yes.”
  • Setting — and respecting — personal schedules or activities without your partner.
  • A personal story relating to my vision quest at Esalen Institute.
  • How to handle unsolicited advice from loved ones.
  • What happens when we don’t set boundaries, or when we set unhealthy ones.
  • How boundaries allow us to grow.


Join Us for The Power of Appreciation Workshop


Join Pripo and his wife, Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky, on Sunday, November 11, 2018, in Asheville, NC to learn the secrets of unlocking the Power of Appreciation in your relationships. Genuine appreciation, regardless of how simple or profound, has been proven to bring an immediate shift in the quality and closeness of loving relationships. The Power of Appreciation Workshopwill teach you the necessary skills and fundamental process of enriching your relationship with your partner, deepening the connection, and enhancing the flow of positive.


To learn more about The Power of Appreciation Workshop, and to register, visit HeartShare Counseling & Consulting PCor call (828) 712-8398.


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