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100 Inspirational Quotes Every Woman Should Read

100 Inspirational Quotes Every Woman Should Read

1. Never Apologize For Being Sensitive Or Emotional. Let This Be A Sign That You’ve Got A Big Heart And Aren’t Afraid To Let Others See It. Showing Your Emotions Is A Sign Of Strength.

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    2. I Am The Type Of Person That Will Sit In The Bathroom And Cry, But Then Walk Out Like Nothing Ever Happened.

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      3. You Hate When People See You Cry Because You Want To Be That Strong Girl. At The Same Time, Though, You Hate How Nobody Notices How Torn Apart And Broken You Are.

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        4. Be a Girl with a mind, a Woman with attitude, and a Lady with class.

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          5. Go Ahead Tell Me That I’m Not Good Enough Tell Me I Can’t Do It Because I Will Show You Over & Over That I Can!

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            6. Do Not Judge You Don’t Know What Storm I’ve Asked Her To Walk Trough.

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              7. The Woman Who Does Not Required Validation From Anyone Is The Most Feared Individual On The Planet.

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                8. Dear Stress, Let’s Break up.

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                  9. Stay Strong, Make Them Wonder How You’re Still Smiling.

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                    10. A Strong Woman Is One Who Is Able To Smile This Morning Like She Wasn’t Crying Last Night.

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                      11. Smile And Let Everyone Know That Today, You’re A Lot Stronger Than You Were.

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                          12. I Am Not What Happened To Me. I Am What I Choose To Become.

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                            13. I Don’t Want You To Save Me. I Want You To Stand By My Side As I Save Myself.

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                              14. Being Deeply Loved Gives You Strength; Loving Deeply Gives You Courage.

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                                15. You Attract What You Are, Not What You Want If You Want Great, Then Be Great.

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                                  16. You’re Allowed To Scream, You’re Allowed To Cry, But Do Not Give Up.

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                                    17. Smile And Let Everyone Know That Today, You’re A Lot Stronger Than You Were.

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                                        18. A Strong Woman Knows How To Keep Her Life In Line. With Tears In Her Eyes, She Still Manages To Say, “Nah, I’m Fine.”

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                                          19. If I Ever Let My Head Down It Will Be Just To Admire My Shoes.

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                                            20. Littles Girs With Dreams Becomes Women With Vision.

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                                              21. Women Have Been Trained To Speak Softly And Carry A Lipstick.
                                              Those Days Are Over.

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                                                22. You Can Become Strong And Powerful And Beautiful.

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                                                  23. The Kind Of Beauty I Want Most Is The Hard-to-get Kind That Comes From Within-strength, Courage, Dignity.

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                                                    24. She Is Clothed With Strength & Dignity And Laughs Without Fear Of The feature.

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                                                      25. She Builds Others Up Because She Knows What It’s like to be torn down.

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                                                        26. Strong Women Wear Their Pain Like They Do Stilettos. No Matter How Much It Hurts, All You See Is The Beauty Of It.

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                                                          27. This Is The Year I Will Be Stronger, Braver, Kinder, Unstoppable, And This Year I Will Be Fierce.

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                                                            28. You Only Live Once, You Might As Well As A Badass!

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                                                              29. Smile And Let Everyone Know That Today, You’re A Lot Stronger Than You Were Yesterday.

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                                                                30. Believe In Yourself A Little More.

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                                                                  31. You Are Stronger Than You Think.

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                                                                    32. Don’t Worry…

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                                                                      33. Above All, Be the Heroine Of Your Life, Not The Victim.

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                                                                        34. A Strong Woman Loves, Forgives, Walks Aways, Lets Go, Tries Again, And Perseveres…

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                                                                          35. Character. Intelligence. Strength. Style. That Makes Beauty.

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                                                                            36. Being Both Soft And Strong Is A Combination Very Few Have Mastered.

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                                                                              37. We All Have An Unsuspected Reserve Of Strength Inside That emerges When Life Puts Us To The Test.

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                                                                                38. I’m Too Busy Working On My Own Grass To Notice If Yours Is Greener.

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                                                                                  39. Make A Fairy Tale And Go Live In It.

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                                                                                    40. One Of The Most Courageous Decisions You’ll Ever Make Is To Finally Let Go Of What Is Hurting Your Heart And Soul.

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                                                                                      41. It’s Better To Break Your Own Heart By Leaving, Rather Than Having That Person Break Your Heart Every Day You’re With Them.

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                                                                                        42. Make A Wish.

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                                                                                          43. You’ve Always Had The Power My Dear, Your Just Had To Learn It For Yourself.

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                                                                                            44. Hey Little Fighter, Soon Things Will Be Brighter.

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                                                                                              45. A Strong Woman Stands Up For Herself. A Stronger Woman Stands Up For Everyone Else.

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                                                                                                46. Anyone Can Give Up, It’s The Easiest Thing In The World To Do. But To Hold It Together When Everyone Else Would Understand If You Fell Apart, That’s True Strength.

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                                                                                                  47. You’re Beautiful.

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                                                                                                    48. Be That Strong Girl That Everyone Knew Would Make It Through The Worst. Be that Fearless Girl..

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                                                                                                      49. Nothing Can Dim The Light That Shines From Within.

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                                                                                                        50. May My Heart Be Brave, My Mind Fierce, And My Spirit Free.

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                                                                                                          51. I Figure, If A Girl Wants To Be A Legend, She Should Go Ahead And Be One.

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                                                                                                            52. Nothing Is More Impressive Than A person Who Is Secure In The Unique Way God Made Her.

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                                                                                                              53. You Never Realize How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is the Only Choice You Have.

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                                                                                                                54. Keep Your Hopes Up.

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                                                                                                                  55. The Only Person You Should Try To Be Better Than, Is The Person You Were Yesterday.

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                                                                                                                    56. Happiness Is Not A Destination It Is A Way Of Life.

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                                                                                                                      57. Ask Yourself If What You’re Doing Today Is Getting You Closer To Where You Want To Be Tomorrow.

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                                                                                                                        58. She Believed She Could, So She Did.

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                                                                                                                          59. I’ll Be Ok. Just Not Today.

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                                                                                                                            60. Don’t Let Anyone Ever Dull Your Sparkle.

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                                                                                                                              61. She Is Clothed With Strength And Dignity; She Can Laugh At The Days To Come.

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                                                                                                                                62. One Day Someone Is Going To Hug You So Tight, That All Of Your Broken Pieces Fit Back Together.

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                                                                                                                                  63. When Someone Else’s Happiness Is Your Happiness That Is Love.

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                                                                                                                                    64. If A Person Wants To Be A Part Of Your Life, They Will Make An Obvious Effort To Do So. Think Twice Before Reserving A Space In Your Heart For People Who Do Not Make An Effort To Stay.

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                                                                                                                                      65. You Will Forever Be My Always.

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                                                                                                                                        66. Having A Soft Heart In A Cruel World Is Courage, Not Weakness.

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                                                                                                                                          67. What Ever You Decide To Do, Make Sure It Makes You Happy.

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                                                                                                                                            68. I Smile Like An Idiot When I Think About You.

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                                                                                                                                              69. By The Way, I’m Wearing The Smile You Gave Me.

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                                                                                                                                                70. I Knew Who I Was This Morning But I’ve Changed A Few Times Since Then.

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                                                                                                                                                  71. She Acts Like Summer & Walks Like Rain.

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                                                                                                                                                    72. The Mot Memorable People In Life Will Be The Friends Who Loved You When You Weren’t Very Lovable.

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                                                                                                                                                      73. Just A Brunette And A Blonde With An Unbreakable Bond. Best Friends Forever.

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                                                                                                                                                        74. Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.

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                                                                                                                                                          75. How Lucky I Am To Have Something That Makes Saying Goodbye So Hard.

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                                                                                                                                                            76. Time Decides Who You Meet In Life, Your Heart Decides Who You Want In Your Life, And Your Behaviour Decide Who Stays In Your Life.

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                                                                                                                                                              77. Only Those Who Care About You Can Hear You When You’re Quiet.

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                                                                                                                                                                78. Apologising Doesn’t Always Mean You’re Wrong And The Other Person Is Right. It Means You Values Relationship More Than Your Ego.

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                                                                                                                                                                  79. To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure.

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                                                                                                                                                                    80. It Is Only With The Heart That One Can See Rightly. What Is Essential Is Invisible To The Eye.

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                                                                                                                                                                      81. Never Apologize For Having High Standards. People Who Really Want To Be In Your Life Will Rise Up To Meet Them.

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                                                                                                                                                                        82. If You Don’t Know Where You Want To Go, Then It Doesn’t Matter Which Path You Take.

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                                                                                                                                                                          83. Someday, Everything Will Make Perfect Sense. So For Now, Laugh At The Confusion, Smile Through The Tears, And Keep Reminding Yourself That Everything Happens For A Reason.

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                                                                                                                                                                            84. Let It All Go. See What Stays.

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                                                                                                                                                                              85. It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.

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                                                                                                                                                                                86. I Have An Insane Calling To Be Where I’m Not.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  87. It Feels Good To Be Lost In The Right Direction.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    88. Don’t Call It A Dream Call It A Plan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      89. She Needed A Hero. So That’s What She Became.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        90. Failure Is The Opportunity To Being Again More Intelligently.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          91. Sometimes All You Need Is One Person That Shows You That It’s Okay To Let Your Guard Down, Be Yourself, And Love With No Regrets.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            92. Everything You Do Now Is For Your Future Think About That.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              93. Clear Your Mind of Can’t

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                                                                                                                                                                                                94. Being Someone’s First Love May Be Great, But To Be Their Last Is Beyond Perfect.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  95. She Believed She Could So She Did

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    96. Shortest Horror Story Ever: Sold Out

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      97. I Am Not A One In A Million Kind Of Girl. I Am One In A Lifetime Kind Of Woman.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        98. So Honey Now Take Me Into Your Loving Arms Kiss Me Under The Light Of A Thousand Stars.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          99. Have I Mentioned Today How Lucky I Am To Be In Love With You?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            100. Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself. Life Is About Creating Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              101. Clothes Aren’t Going To Change The World, The Women Who Wear Them Will.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                102. If You Obey All The Rules You Miss All The Fun.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  103. Learn The Rules Like A Pro So You Can Break Them Like An Artist.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    104.  I Would Rather Regret The Things I Have Done Than The Things I Have Not.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      105. It Is Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        106. Life Is Not Measured By The Number Of Breaths We Take, But By The Moments That Take Our Breath Away.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          107. I Wish I Could Turn Back The Clock. I’d Find You Sonner And Love You Longer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            108. You Are Kind. You Are Smart. You Are Important.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              109. Smile. You’re Cute.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                110. The Question Isn’t Who Is Going To Let Me; It’s Who Is Going To Stop Me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  111. Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Boundaries are limits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • When do you feel disrespected?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • When do you want to be alone?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • How much space do you need?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sample language:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

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