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#MythsInRelationships: Boundaries & Gender Roles 

We’re Talkin’ Boundaries

This week we are going to talk about common myths about #boundaries in #relationships. We’ll chat about real life examples & how to implement healthy #boundaries. Share ur ideas too!

Day 1: Boundaries

What Are Boundaries Anyway 

#Boundaries are rules we put in place to protect ourselves. Everyone has different boundaries. Do you have an example of a #healthy boundary?

Day 2: Boundaries

Myth: U can't love me if u have boundaries

While boundaries get perceived as a negative, they r at the foundation of any #relationship. Having a boundary tells people how to love you. Don't let others guilt u into dropping ur boundaries.

Day 3: Boundaries

Truth: Boundaries Teach People How to Love You.

It's up to u to tell others what u need from them. Figure out what u NEED from ur relationships & clearly communicate them. It's ur partner's responsibility to listen & to communicate theirs as well.

Day 4: Boundaries

Myth: We must spend all of our time together!

Truth: Many people aren’t aware that our time also needs to have #boundaries.

It is important to set time for yourself and for your friends.

Day 5: Boundaries

Myth: I don't need 2 respect boundaries.

Truth: #Boundaries r tailored 2 r own experiences/needs.

We may think we don’t need to respect differing boundaries b/c we don’t understand someone else’s.

Day 6: Boundaries

Recapping this week, boundaries are the meat & potatoes of all #relationships. They communicate our needs & tell people how we want to be treated. You get to draw your own line of what’s okay & not okay.

Day 7: Boundaries

Talkin’ Gender Roles

This week we are talking about stereotypical #gender roles and how they impact our #relationships. Do you have any examples you’d like us to talk about? Join the conversation & comment if you'd like.

Day 1: Gender Roles

What r gender roles? ‘Traditional’ gender roles are society’s expectation of how we should dress, talk & act based on gender. We decided 2 talk about these roles b/c many of them r actually toxic & enforce unhealthy #behaviours w/in relationships.

Day 2: Gender Roles

Myth: "I wear the pants in this relationship."

Have you heard this before? See why this may be be toxic thinking? A #relationship means each of u feels connected, respected & valued. If 1 partner is trying 2 control everything, it isn’t #healthy

Day 3: Gender Roles

Myth: They should always pay!

Having ur partner pay 4 every movie, dinner, slurpee, whatever – isn’t a healthy expectation to set. A #relationship is a partnership where #boundaries, #communication & compromise are the foundation.

Day 4: Gender Roles

Myth "Emotions show weakness"
Truth: Emotions make us human. 

We all have #emotions & they arise in all #relationships, which is good! If we try to avoid/hide our emotions, it’s unhealthy & will have a negative impact on who we love.

Day 5: Gender Roles

Myth: There can only be one ‘breadwinner’ in this relationship!
Truth: That’s soo 1950s.

Why would we want our partner to not be successful? If we feel jealousy or resentment towards our partner for their successes, we need to reflect on why that is.

Day 6: Gender Roles

Recapping this week: gender roles r dated & harmful in r #relationships. They can set unhealthy expectations. Only u & ur partner can decide the rules of ur relationship.

Day 7: Gender Roles

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