Does The No Contact
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Boundaries can help you retain a sense of identity and personal
space, and they’re easier to create and maintain than you might
You’ll find boundaries in every kind of relationship — from friends
and family to colleagues and brief acquaintances. You can’t see
them, but these lines help you stay “you” and provide a sense of
mutual respect, protection, expectations, and support.
While they’re important in all areas, boundaries come up a lot
when it comes to romantic partnerships.
Spending so much time with — and investing significant amounts
of emotional energy in — one person can sometimes cause those
lines to blur, especially in those heady early days where
excitement andaiming-to-please levels are high.
So what do boundaries in this type of relationship involve, and are
there organic ways to re-seed them?
“When it comes to your life as a couple, consider that there are
actually three entities involved: yourself, your partner, and the
relationship itself — and boundaries need to be defined for each,”
says Dr. Jacqui Gabb, professor of sociology and intimacy at The
Open University and chief relationships officer with the couples
“Each of those three parties needs to be sustained, nourished, and
feel respected,” Gabb says.
Good relationship boundaries
While there are some basic rules to consider when building and
maintaining healthy boundaries (as noted above), what works for
one person might not be so ideal for someone else.
“Everyone’s got their own space and comfort levels when it comes
to boundaries,” explains James Preece, dating coach and author of
“The Five Rules Of Dating In The New Normal.” “It’s [about]