A healthy relationship involves two strong individuals who are also committed to the relationship. Each has his or her own interests and dreams, but both are willing to balance their needs and goals with the needs and goals of the relationship. Therefore, setting healthy boundaries is not only important to the individual, it is also important in establishing and maintaining positive relationships.
Creating healthy boundaries is a good way to keep your relationship healthy and secure. By setting boundaries together, you can both have a deeper understanding of the type of relationship that you and your partner want. Boundaries are not meant to make you feel trapped or like you’re “walking on eggshells.” Creating boundaries is not a sign of secrecy or distrust — it’s an expression of what makes you feel comfortable and what you would like or not like to happen within the relationship.
Remember, healthy boundaries shouldn’t restrict your ability to:
- Go out with your friends without your partner.
- Participate in activities and hobbies you like.
- Not have to share passwords to your email, social media accounts or phone.
- Respect each other’s individual likes and needs.