Whether you have an emotionally immature mom, an overbearing parent who doesn’t see you as a grown individual, or a loving, well-intentioned nurturer who just doesn’t know when to pull back, (re)setting healthy boundaries with your mother-figure may be necessary from time to time. Here are 10 tips to do just that.
Boundaries are a good thing
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Know that is it OK to say ‘no’
Consider why you have a hard time with boundaries
Recognize where your own boundaries are
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Proactively communicate to your mom
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Prepare for pushback
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Explain clear consequences
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Offer positive alternatives
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Boundaries can change over time
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