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“Your parents are not your friends, even if you have an amazing relationship with them. Even when we are grown-up, healthy adults and we are still relating to our parents, there will always be things that it’s not appropriate for us to share.” – Terri Cole


Does your family disrespect your boundaries, making it challenging to set and maintain them?

Does your family of origin still treat you like a child?

Or do they simply get mad when you try to set limits or assert your preferences and desires?

If you are nodding your head, then this episode is for you, my friend, because I am diving into why many of us struggle to set boundaries with family and what you can do about it. I also give you a few scripts for when your family of origin offers you unsolicited advice. 🔥


  • 3:40 The natural process of separating and individuating in adolescence
  • 5:15 How control plays into difficult family boundaries
  • 8:00 The unique factors that make it difficult to draw boundaries with our childhood caregivers
  • 10:10 Common family boundary struggles
  • 18:35 Setting our family up for success by declining advice in advance

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