Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
When a person is allowed to touch you in a way that he or she shouldn't, a boundary has been broken or was never set in place. Everyone has the right to say no. When it comes to your skin, for example, no one but you and those who you allow to touch you has the right to do so.
A boundary is how far you let a person go, A boundary is a limit.
In this book Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend help you see and set up boundaries. Boundaries also limit our actions. You have to know when to say yes and when to say no and take control of your life. Boundaries help in this process.
Boundaries are not just physical. They are also emotional and spiritual. The complete person.
The problem is that we are afraid of hurting someone if we say no. That should be the most distant thing from our mind. We must see ourselves as being important and also an individual. It is our right to be on one hand free and on the other hand to have limits to our action. Just as we are an individual so is the other person.
I recommend this book for everyone.