After all, I’m always game to glean additional information about healthy dating relationships for my future. But, to be honest, I also struggled to connect at times. I even wanted to throw the book out the window at one point, but hunkered down and kept on reading. Here’s the deal: Dating is a topic on which I have a whole lot of head knowledge, but no real practical experience.
But these good, God-honoring desires have been, by and large, unfulfilled. At times, I’ve felt overlooked and like I was missing out on all the fun of dating.Despite over a decade of prayer, a proper attitude toward the commitment and responsibility of marriage, and realistic expectations, it just hasn’t happened. But, at the same time, in this long season of singleness, I’ve had a lot of time to think and pray about these things.It's to show that if your boundaries are violated that you mean business.For instance, if your partner continues to yell at you, you could get up and leave the room.Also, your counselor can help you with communicating in a productive manner to help build the health of your relationship.
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, I jumped at the opportunity, hoping to be both challenged and affirmed. And I finished the book with confirmation that I’m on the right track.Relationship boundaries are part of developing a healthy relationship.It's a process of identifying your needs and rights to establish parameters for behavior.You should not feel like you have to sacrifice yourself, your health, or your identity to have a relationship.With practice, this will be the norm rather than the exception. Compromising and cooperating is not the same as sacrificing.They help ensure that each partner is being treated how they expect to be treated.