Season 6, Episode 30 – Dr Emily – Setting Boundaries

Do you have boundaries? Have you ever crossed someone else’s boundaries? How would you react if someone crossed yours? It is WAY easier to ignore it. Avoiding potential conflict and awkwardness is second nature to most of us. For those of us with people-pleasing tendencies, telling someone they have violated a boundary can be an acute version of living hell.

Luckily for us, our resident psychologist Dr. Emily is here to help us navigate what a healthy boundary looks, feels and sounds like. And why understanding, implementing and protecting heathy boundaries is good for all of us…even if it does feel a little awkward.

Links mentioned in the episode and extra resources:

Previous episode of The Imperfects

Grant Denyer –

Dr. Emily – Truth v Harmony –

Dr. Emily – Social Anxiety, They’ve Got It Too –

Chrissie Swan – Honesty –

Lael Stone – Take Care of Yourself –

Things to follow

Nedra Glover Tawwab’s instagram –

Things to read

Nedra Glover Tawwab’s ‘Set Boundaries, Find Peace’ –

Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Wild’ –

Things to watch

Curb Your Enthusiasm –

Poor Things –

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