A number of people in relationships feel like boundaries are unnecessary because their partners are “supposed” to know and act on their every need and want otherwise it will ruin their relationship or interfere with the spice. The fact is that all healthy relationships have boundaries.
They shouldn’t be thought of as rigid constrictions designed to suffocate a relationship. They should, can, and do change, which is why discussing them is so important. Here are 5 boundaries that are really important to set in your relationships.
1. When you get some alone time
In as much as both of you are a couple, you’ll need some alone time from each other to do your own stuff; be it hanging out with family or friends or just being on your own thinking about life. This time is very important for both your relationship with the love of your life and the one with your friends and family members.
2. Financial boundaries
Money destroys relationships and if you don’t want it to destroy yours, you need to discuss financial boundaries. Are you going to open a couple’s account for a particular reason? How much can each person withdraw and how often? How much is each person expected to deposit monthly? Set the boundaries so you both know what you’re getting into.
3. Family Boundaries
Family can cause issues in your relationships too and so basic boundaries on how much each other’s family interaction impacts the relationship will prevent a lot of emergency restoration later. Also, it will help prevent issues of family members overstaying their welcome if you get married.
4. Social Media Boundaries
Yes, it is important because you may love PDA and putting all your relationship problems, images and videos online but your partner may not be a fan and this may cause some issues. You need to talk it out and know what your partner is comfortable with and what they don’t want and both of you should reach a compromise.
5. How often you communicate
I know this is something people have been debating about on social media for some time now but what you need to do is talk it out. Should your partner actually text you every time even though they are at work? Should they always call you because you want to be in constant communication with them? Can they actually do it considering the fact that they may be busy throughout the day? Can you compromise?
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