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Common boundary myths

If I set boundaries, I'm being selfish.

Boundaries are a sign of disobedience.

If I begin setting boundaries, I will be hurt by others.

If I set boundaries, I will hurt others.

Boundaries mean that I am angry.

When others set boundaries, it injures me.

Boundaries cause feelings of guilt.

Boundaries are permanent, and I'm afraid of burning my bridges.


Source: "Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life" by John Townsend.