#MythsInRelationships: Boundaries & Gender Roles
Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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.