Communication of love and decision making power in dating relationships
dedicating time and effort to learn how to be better at communication—in ways that I had never imagined to be possible before.
There are some specific tools that I have encountered or created throughout my journey that I find particularly useful, and that’s what I want to share with you in this article.
Those feelings are signs that we are allowing our boundaries to be violated.
According to the IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program, “a boundary is a limit or space between you and the other person; a clear place where you begin and the other person ends …
For that to happen, effective teamwork needs to be in place.
Ideas need to be exchanged, emotions shared, synergy created.
Regardless of the labels, we all have the power to build and customize our relationships to fit our own personalities and needs, making them unique.
That’s the main principle behind Relationship Anarchy — Labels might be helpful, but what’s really important is for you and your partner(s) to be on the same page from the beginning, so that there are no unmet expectations and hurt feelings due to misunderstandings.
Here are some questions you might want to ask and answer: That’s step one: coming to agreement on the terms and definitions you are using. Do you ever do things that hurt you just to please other people or meet someone else’s expectations? A lot of us struggle with setting boundaries in our relationships with others.
Though written with the additional complexities of open relationships in mind, all of the information here can be applied to any relationship model, and I invite all monogamous people out there to read it and try some of the suggestions, too.