In other words, the people in your life must understand that you are not open twenty-four hours to meet their needs.
If you wanted to provide the Rx to make everyone and their mother feel better, you would be a pharmacy. Not a
friend. Family Member. Boyfriend. Girlfriend. Husband Or
It isn't cute when the people in your life are thirsty for your attention. And it's not a good look when you are
overly needy either.
The key to having a successful relationship with anyone is boundaries. You have to set them, communicate them, and maintain them.
Whether you are newly dating or married for decades, there will come a time when you or your partner will try to walk all over those boundaries. Don't do it. Don't let them do it. Don't cross that line in the sand. Or push that slow texter over the edge. (Because you are anxious about their lack of response.) I mean no one likes slow texters, but it isn't the end of the world, really.
Whoever you are and wherever you go, just remember: You don't need anyone's constant attention to survive. And certainly not to thrive.
You got this.
How can you start to use or continue to use boundaries as a way to maintain successful relationships? Please share your comments below.