Boundaries: The Giving Tree

Photo by Lucas Pezeta on My previous blog post on "Boundaries: Love-Hate Relationship" attracted some personal text messages from friends who are readers. It does seem like enmeshment is a common problem that occurs in families, and many children struggle to maintain healthy boundaries with their parents. One of them sent me an alternate … Continue reading Boundaries: The Giving Tree

Boundaries: Love-hate relationship

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Have you heard the phrase "love-hate relationship"? Recently, I have been thinking a lot about families with enmeshed relationships, and this phrase very aptly describes such familial ties. Enmeshment occurs when children have to meet their parents' needs and emotions, leaving them no space to become their own person. … Continue reading Boundaries: Love-hate relationship