Updated: Mar 16, 2020
Setting boundaries at the best of times is challenging. But learning how to set boundaries with toxic family members? Even harder! Usually when they’re family members the dynamic is a lot different. We might still see them at family dinners or other events. We also have the added stress of our family being involved, upset and convincing of otherwise.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO SET BOUNDARIES WITH TOXIC FAMILY MEMBERS?
In my own personal experience of setting boundaries with toxic family, the biggest signs are:
- The relationship is bringing you no joy – in fact it’s making you pretty miserable on a weekly or eve daily basis
- You feel like you’re going in circles with this family member when you try to resolve the issues (I.E.when you’ve tried time and time again to talk to them and get along but nothing is working)
-Another sign that it might be time to set boundaries with a family member is when this toxic cycle your in starts affecting the rest of the family.
So when you’re thinking of setting boundaries with a toxic family member ask yourself:
- Are you going in circles with this toxic family member?
- Is this cycle you’re stuck in starting to affect the whole family?
Use these questions, answer them in a journal, get real about things you want to address when it comes to FAMILY and ,make those changes.
Spread love and light Queens.