Creating Healthy Boundaries

I like to make people happy.  And especially when it comes to my family I can be a bit of a people pleaser.  Ok, I admit it, I can be a total pushover when it comes to my grandkids, but life is short right?  I love to spoil my grandkids.  It makes me happy.

But what about when you are pleasing others at the expense of yourself?  I recently worked with a client who was a people pleaser, even though she didn't want to be.  She didn't want to say no to anyone for fear of creating tension in the relationship.  She continued in this role because she didn't want people to think she was rude or disrespectful.  What she finally came to realize is that doing this, she was giving other people permission to take advantage of her.  She also realized that doing things, not because she wanted to, but because of obligation was actually being disrespectful to herself.  

So how do we handle this?  I'm so glad you asked.  We...

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