Healthy boundaries keep your teen safe emotionally and physically without trying to control or manipulate another person. They establish your teens wants and needs without infringing on another persons rights and needs.
How will you know if a dating relationship is healthy?
Healthy relationships involve honesty, trust, respect and open communication between partners and they take effort and compromise from both people. There is no imbalance of power. Partners respect each others independence, can make their own decisions without fear of retribution or retaliation, and share decisions.
What does unhealthy boundaries look like?
Unhealthy boundaries are, in reality, a lack of boundaries. They dont protect your best interests and they dont give you the mental, emotional, or physical space you deserve and need. Some examples of unhealthy boundaries are: When a parent dictates how their adult child should spend their free time or money.