There have been several threads on this forum that bump up against discussing personal boundaries, and I have wanted to have a full-on conversation about this topic (the threads that spring to mind dealt with becoming the "problem dumping ground" or friends who dump their problems on you then move on). In fact, in my recent advice-seeking thread (http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...ivation-3.html), it came up again, and I promised to start a thread about this area with which I struggle in my life.
So - here's what I'd like to know. Other people have used the question format to begin threads, and I think it's a fantastic way to start.
1. What are appropriate boundaries for you? What topics are fair game to talk, when and for whom?
2. How do you decide which requests from your friends / family / coworkers to fulfill, and which ones to say no to? For example, if a friend is asking you to listen to their problems, what would you consider in deciding whether or not to listen right then?
3. Where did you get your idea of appropriate boundaries from?
4. What were boundaries like in your family? (I am asking this question because boundaries are defined very differently in each of the culture I'm part of).
I'm listening and will comment and chime in