Q&A

Building Healthy Boundaries

Building Healthy Boundaries

Emotional wellness expert Sharon Martin shows how to set boundaries and say no without compromising kindness.

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What are the steps to take if you know that setting a boundary will result in conflict?
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How do you suggest someone deal with anxiety provoking fear prior to setting a boundary?
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When stating a boundary, do you start with a simple request for them to stop doing what they are doing? What if they do not recognize what they are doing?
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What is your advice in building boundaries with people who use guilt tripping when you try to set them?
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What resources on this topic do you give to clients?
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How do you create healthy boundaries with a elderly parent who has had mental health issues her whole life? She continues to be manipulative despite her declining health. Memories of the past resurface with each new episode that we encounter.
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How do you set boundaries with narcissistic people especially people with power and authority?
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Is teaching boundaries to people on the Autism Spectrum different from teaching neurotypical people? Any tips?
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Would love to hear your tips for teaching/discussing boundaries with teens. What they are, setting them, flexible boundaries, rigid ones, etc. And especially any visuals or videos you use?
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What is the easiest way to set boundaries with abusive and (alcoholic) manipulative family members who know too much about you?
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My 33 year old son has schizophrenia and I'm struggling saying no to him. Are boundaries the same for ones with severe mental health issues?
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How does one help an adolescent/teen whose parents keep crossing their boundaries (i.e., going into their room without permission; telling own friends about the adolescent's/teen's personal business from therapy; dismissing mental health, etc.)?
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How do you set a boundary with a coworker who visibly rolls their eyes and makes audible noises of exasperation when you speak and who also stops doing their job to tell you how to do yours?
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When you are in a relationship with someone who makes negative comments or blames, how do you state a boundary? What do you say when the person says they are not doing what you experience them doing?
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What is the best way to set professional boundaries with supervisor?
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Any suggestions on how to work with adolescents and boundary setting specifically in the following modalities; group programming, individual therapy and family therapy? How to get their buy in and build skills and confidence.
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Hi Sharon I'm 56 + I've just realized I'm a victim of emotional incest (esp.my mum, also ex alcoholic). I'm now in therapy and I've totally shut out my parents but they're old: they will need help eventually, how will I keep my boundaries then?
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What should I do to have self confidence?
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