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by Anne Katherine

Are Your Boundaries Being Violated? Boundaries separate us from others physically and emotionally. In fact, they are essential for our mental and physical health as well as for developing healthy relationships. Yet every day, people's boundaries are violated by friends, family, or coworkers. Despite the importance of personal boundaries many people are unaware of how or when these very important lines are crossed. Which of the following are boundary violations? Esther tells Betty a secret Mary told her. Your therapist invites you to go for coffee. Your boss wants to know the details of your personal life. Your boss asks you if you'd like a hug. Mom tells little Debbie about her troubles with Dad. Your new neighbor pats you on the bottom as he turns away. Your mother makes a comment about your being overweight. All but one of the above incidents violate boundaries (your boss asks you if you'd like a hug). In Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin, Anne Katherine explains what healthy boundaries are, how to recognize if your personal boundaries are being violated, and what you can do to protect yourself. For anyone who has walked away from a conversation, a meeting, or a visit with others feeling violated and not understanding why, this is a book that can help.
Download Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin (Fireside / Parkside Recovery Book) epub
ISBN: 0671791931
ISBN13: 978-0671791933
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Relationships
Author: Anne Katherine
Language: English
Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (November 9, 1993)
Pages: 144 pages
ePUB size: 1220 kb
FB2 size: 1746 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 602
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Read this many years ago and needed it for a friend. This is the best book on personal boundaries that is not from a religious standpoint. Great addition to your self help library and ACA folks!
I loved this book - I've been recommending it to everyone. The author is funny and interesting; I loved that she gave such detailed examples. I'm new to these "boundaries" things, and I am glad I chose this book to get me started. I found it empowering to read because it doesn't victim-blame, instead it fills me with a feeling of worthiness and responsibility for my own self.
Very eye opening. It has helped me determine what I am comfortable with and my interactions with others. It taught me how not to be a doormat.
Helpful explanations of the different types of boundaries and how they can affect all aspects of your life. Even though I don't agree with all of her ideas, it's still an accessible tool for identifying types of behaviours. I disagree with one of the other reviewers about it being too graphic. I think the author did a good job of describing just enough of a painful, complicated subject like sexual abuse or incest which affects millions of families. We need to be brave to openly discuss what boundaries look like in order to protect them. Even though the majority of the stories are told by women (there a few told by men), don't let this put you off. The general points about boundaries are not gender specific and I think male readers would gain understanding and find it interesting.
This book has been a Godsend to me. It really helped give me some clarity on what healthy boundaries are. It is a little slow getting started and almost all the case studies are women, but other than that it's a fantastic book.
One of the best authors on this subject and the most clear and easy to understand and apply for me after looking at stores and libraries for something i could really enjoy reading, learn as much as possible about and apply it in my life. See my review on her other book Where to Draw the Line which i think is her best of all on this topic.
This book is okay, but there are better books. I bought this book along with the book by Charles Whitfield ("Boundaries and Relationships"). I started with this book, and thought it was good. Then I read the Whitfield, and OMG! The Whitfield has all the same content, but so much more, and so much more readable. I recommend you get the Whitfield book, and don't even bother with this book.
Excellent book for anyone who has questions about those pesky boundaries. So important, but how do you know exactly what they are, where they are? This book will help. Good for a reference book to read from time to time. East to forget these things. If you happened to grow up in a home where healthy, sound and appropriate boundaries were modeled for you, perhaps you won't need this book - but for many of us it is/will be very helpful.