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“We need to support the people in our lives in achieving the same sovereignty that we are working toward for ourselves.” – Terri Cole



How do you feel when other people tell you “no”? Even if you are a good at setting your own boundaries, it’s natural to feel defensive or afraid when others do the same because accepting others’ boundaries is a different set of skills to learn. In today’s episode, I teach you some steps to be as graceful and gracious in accepting the boundaries of others as you would like them to be in receiving yours.


  • 07:10 Not all boundaries are deal breakers
  • 09:04 How do you feel when others assert boundaries?
  • 14:02 Boundary respect goes both ways
  • 14:36 Recognize that others are different from you
  • 16:54 Ask questions to understand others’ boundaries
  • 18:44 Accept others’ boundaries even if you don’t understand the reasons behind them
  • 19:24 Wanting sovereignty for those in your life

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My book Boundary Boss has a chapter full of boundary scripts to help you set (or accept!) boundaries confidently and gracefully in any scenario you can imagine.

Take the boundary quiz and learn more about your Boundary Style

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  1. Love this one because it is not always so easy to accept and respect other peoples boundaries. Sometimes it comes with a sting. Having this support to understand the value of maintaining healthy boundaries is extremely important to surviving in todays social climate.

  2. Always great information and resources. Just finished up doing some group work with survivors of domestic violence and this will be a wonderful follow up.

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