And on the 5th day of therapy my true shrink gave to me...a lesson about boundaries.
"If you can't handle me at my worst....then; good for you- I commend and respect you for setting healthy boundaries."-www.upjoke.com And on the 5th day of therapy my true shrink gave to me...a lesson about boundaries. Quite frankly, it blew my mind. I always believed that boundaries were simple; you either had them or you didn't. I was wrong. Turns out, boundaries are complicated, and even more complicated for someone with a mood disorder like mine (or people with trauma, psychosis, ADD/ADHD, depression etc.) This is crucial, particularly because boundaries are how we navigate our most important relationships; familial, romantic, parental, professional, communal etc. There are three types of boundaries. 1. Rigid - Safe - No Budging 2. Flexible 3 . Porous - Unsafe - Very Open As human beings, it is natural that we fluctuate between all three of these different types of boundaries. Where it gets tricky is when we have a mental illness or a trauma and