Signs of Unhealthy Boundaries

Boundaries are key to healthy relationships, yet it can be confusing to always know when you cross the line. This week we are giving you examples of unhealthy boundaries so you can know areas to evaluate if you have trouble with boundaries or if you know someone who does. We will also offer a good book resource on boundaries each day! Remember that boundaries require consistency and follow through to be taken seriously. Someone has unhealthy boundaries when they:

* are always "telling all"

* start talking on an intimate and vulnerable level on the first meeting

* fall in love with a new acquaintance

* become pre-occupied and overwhelmed by a person

* act on first sexual impulse

* fall in love with anyone who reaches out

The book recommendation for today is "Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No to Take Control of Your Life" by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. It's a great one! Stay tuned this week for more!

Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC

Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri does virtual therapy for residents of Indiana and Florida using videoconferencing technology. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling and adolescent counseling.