Our Inner Circle Boundaries (ICB’s) explain the primary relationships we have in our lives. The people in our “inner circle” are those closest to us: Our family of origin, close friends and significant others. Personal Boundaries are complex and consist of both Internal Boundaries (those we have with ourselves), and our Inner Circle Boundaries (our closest relationships).
Does it surprise you to hear that the relationship we have with ourselves becomes the foundation for healthy boundaries with others? In order to have a good relationship with ourselves, we have to be able to see our challenges, emotions, needs, wants and desires with some sort of clarity. If we have no self-clarity, or things are hazy, we can’t effectively communicate them to those around us. Since we are imperfect humans, this is not unusual and can cause confusion, hurt feelings and stress.. Being clear about who we are, and being able to effectively communicate those wants, desires and needs, is key to having strong Inner Circle Boundaries.Read More›