Ways to respond to boundaries set by your partner

From being curious to appreciating them, here are a few ways to respond to the partner's boundaries in a relationship.

Published on Nov 20, 2023 03:09 PM IST 6 Photos

As we learn to set our boundaries, we should be extremely mindful of the boundaries set by the partner in a relationship. "It is completely okay if you feel annoyed, frustrated, sad, or confused when your partner states a boundary and it’s not what you want to hear. Your feelings are always valid, but sometimes your behavioral reaction to them may not be," wrote therapist Sadaf Siddiqi. Here are a few ways to respond to boundaries that have been set by the partner.(Unsplash)

We can always be curious to know more. When we are told about a certain boundary, we can always ask questions on what made them take such a decision. (Unsplash)

We should respect the boundaries of the partner, no matter how much we are onboard with it. We can choose to compromise and ask for suggestions. (Unsplash)


If the decision hurts us, we can bring it up and be vulnerable, but at no point should we disrespect the boundary. (Unsplash)

We should learn to appreciate them for being honest with us and talking to us about their boundaries. (Unsplash)