‘Someone reached out to me afterwards, and asked, “But what about respecting the boundaries they set? Shouldn’t that be a part of it too?”
They were right, and I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I hadn’t even considered that side of things.
It’s all good and well setting boundaries, like how often you want to see people or your communication needs. But these boundaries need to be accepted by your friends, and you need to accept their boundaries as well. You need to adapt to what they require in the friendship…’
I recently collaborated with Fleurine Tideman on a new article and gave tips on boundaries within friendships.