Resentment Grows Where a Boundary Needs to be Planted

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We’ve all been in a situation where someone, a boss, a co-worker, a partner, a friend, oversteps a boundary, we get frustrated, and we feel resentment toward that person begin to grow. 

The fact is, the way we interact in these interpersonal situations has incredible implications for so many aspects of our lives. It impacts the health of those relationships, it impacts our own sanity and wellbeing, and it impacts the way we show up for other people. Setting healthy relationship boundaries at home and at work is key to our mental health. 

Boundaries are important…but they’re not always easy to set. There are a number of types of boundaries including: emotional boundaries, physical boundaries, financial boundaries, boundaries in relationships, sexual boundaries, partner’s boundaries, personal boundaries, and unfortunately, unhealthy boundaries. Data has shown that when you communicate your boundaries with clear, open communication both parties at least know where they stand. That said, it can still make those who choose to discuss boundaries feel guilty.

It’s this reason why we’re tackling this topic in today’s episode, and it’s this reason why we’ve included a bonus module in our new, flagship psych strength-building program, Ascend, all about setting boundaries. This will help you identify the right boundary, show your own limitations for the right kind of relationship, and get the personal space you need.

Boundaries are one of the scaffolding elements that helps support you and the life you want to live.  

In this episode, we cover: 

  • What boundaries are (Ashley’s definition is spot-on!) 
  • The obvious and surprising reasons why they’re critical to set 
  • Why they’re so difficult for us to set 
  • And most importantly, how to use evidence-based psychological methods to help yourself move forward to set boundaries, even if you’re uncomfortable 

If you’re someone who is stretched thin and relied upon by other people, this is the episode for you! 


During this episode, we announced the beta release of our signature psych strength-building program, Ascend. We couldn’t be more excited to send this baby out into the world! 

As a beta program, we’re releasing it at the lowest price it will ever be. If you’ve ever considered doing something for yourself. To build your own psychological strength and resilience. To dive deep into understanding yourself. To design your life around YOU. This program is for you.