How do you manage not being able to maintain boundaries you have set?



I’ve set boundaries with my brother and find that sometimes I just can’t maintain them! How do others manage keeping their boundaries?


Life is unpredictable and a situation will arise that I wasn’t prepared for or expecting, so I keep boundaries flexible. Your gut will tell you if you need to change your behavior to protect yourself, your health, your property - if you feel angry or resentful or like your life is spiraling out of control, that’s a clue. I use boundaries when I must, to keep myself safe (which includes being emotionally safe).


Thanks @Julie_Smith this is very helpful!